Today we are announcing the release of SecureDrop 0.3.12. This release disables swap functionality on the Application Server, as originally intended by the first-run config used during install time. Instances will upgrade automatically, and any existing swap partitions will be deactivated, scrubbed, and disabled permanently. For full details, see the changelog.
Instances using RAID setups may encounter problems with long-running commands, since the shred command used for wiping sensitive data lacks strong support for RAID setups. All instances may notice a slightly longer downtime window during the nightly server reboot, due to the swap partition scrubbing.
If you have any questions, or experience difficulties with this upgrade, please create an issue on our support site.
Development for this release was tracked on the 0.3.12 milestone on GitHub.