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Upgrade Linux Kernel to 5.8 series
Closed, ResolvedPublicFEATURE REQUEST


A lot of things have changed in the Kernel development. This task should summarize the changes and track the progress.

  • Update kernel to 5.8.5
  • Enable Multi-Path TCP
  • Use build in WireGuard


Difficulty level
Normal (likely a few hours)
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Behavior change
Issue type
Package upgrade

Event Timeline

c-po changed Difficulty level from Unknown (require assessment) to Normal (likely a few hours).
c-po changed the task status from Open to In progress.Aug 30 2020, 6:02 PM
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c-po updated the task description. (Show Details)

Unfortunately we must revert the Kernel upgrade as there are two problematic issues:

One which is the break of ABI functionality with parted ( and second ( which removed required literals for the build of Intel QAT acceleration.

In the two weeks running 5.8 we still learned a lot - we experienced a performance improvement of ~30% when doing NAT at > 10GBit/s and also utilizing the build in updated drivers for Intel NICs and WireGuard.

We are looking forward to the release of this years LTS kernel and we hope to ship this in the final 1.3 release.

erkin set Issue type to Package upgrade.Aug 29 2021, 1:15 PM
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