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#PMChallenge - Native support for WireGuard in the kernel

  1. W1541846594295
    Cupcake Feb 19, 2019


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  2. KeepTransisting
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Feb 19, 2019

    KeepTransisting , Feb 19, 2019 :
    Having an OEM build in support for a specific VPN into their kernel just seems a little odd. It would practically be endorsing them as their preferred VPN service.
     

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  3. anupritaisno1
    KitKat Feb 19, 2019


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  4. W1541846594295
    Cupcake Feb 19, 2019

    W1541846594295 , Feb 19, 2019 :
    They just introduced Google Duo integration in their apps last week - support for a specific video chat service. This wouldn't be too alien in my opinion.

    And why not endorse it?
     

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  5. W1541846594295
    Cupcake Feb 19, 2019


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  6. anupritaisno1
    KitKat Feb 19, 2019


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  7. diepes
    Cupcake May 30, 2019

    diepes , May 30, 2019 :
    You are wrong.

    The same way IP protocol is in the kernel, and your apps don't have to be root to use it, the VPN engine could be part of the kernel, configured be a non root app.
     

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  8. beneth
    Cupcake Feb 13, 2020

    beneth , Feb 13, 2020 :
    Hello,

    I use Wireguard VPN every day on my Oneplus 7t pro Phone, also for professional usage.

    It will be very interesting for Oneplus users if Wireguard support in-kernel is enabled because it will consume less power! (I can confirm because on my old phone, non-rooted, but with a specific oneplus kernel with Wireguard kernel support the power consumption was great and much less as now!)

    Also, Wireguard is going to be officially merged into Linux 5.6 tree, so if you had any doubt about Wireguard maturity, it is now gone :)

    Thx!
     

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