WireGuard landed in net-next; plans for Ubuntu 20.04?

Sultan Alsawaf sultan.alsawaf at canonical.com
Mon Dec 9 16:49:59 UTC 2019

On Mon, Dec 09, 2019 at 01:37:46PM +0100, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hey Ubunkernel folks,
> (and in particular Andy and Sultan who know WireGuard development well),
> WireGuard landed in DaveM's net-next tree this morning [1][2][3][4],
> which means it's slated to be included in 5.6. At the same time, I
> understand that Ubuntu 20.04 will ship with 5.4 or 5.5, if I'm not
> mistaken.
> From brief IRC discussions, I'm under the impression there's _maybe_
> some interest to have WireGuard properly in Ubuntu's kernel for 20.04.
> I'm happy to do the work to help make this happen.
> I'm also willing and able to backport this to any other Ubuntu kernels
> that you think would be relevant.
> If this sounds appealing, would you send me a list of git repos you'd
> like WireGuard backported to, and I'll send a patch for each one?
> Thanks,
> Jason
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/12/8/257
> [2] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/netdev/net-next.git/commit/?id=e7096c131e5161fa3b8e52a650d7719d2857adfd
> [3] https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/wireguard/2019-December/004704.html
> [4] https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/wireguard/2019-December/004711.html

Hi Jason,

Thanks for reaching out. I'll consult with the team and let you know what we
have in mind with regards to what we want to do with this.


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