Upgrade Linux to 5.8
Note: as per #17911 (closed), we'll only update once 5.8 is in
buster-backports, unless important enough security issues affecting 5.7.17-1 but fixed in 5.8 warrant a quicker update.
Process and checklist: https://tails.boum.org/contribute/Linux_kernel/
- Bump to 5.8.0-2
- Test the new kernel
- Gather other data that will inform our decision
- Make a decision wrt. Tails 4.12
Implement the decision
init_on_alloc=1from kernel command line:
INIT_ON_ALLOC_DEFAULT_ONwas enabled in 5.8.3-1~exp1
- check if we can remove known issues doc: #13576 (comment 157264) → let's wait for the release with Linux 5.8 and see if the problem is fixed.