Let the Linux kernel Rust

Rust is creeping into the Linux kernel, which could mean a very important step forward in terms of security.

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Rust has been threatening to creep into Linux in various ways for some time now. We’re talking Rust, the programming language, not rust the iron oxide. And the creeping shows zero signs of slowing. In fact, Rust has finally (and officially) found its way into the Linux kernel.

And that’s a good thing.

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According to the Google Security Blog, the company declared (back in April) that Android now supported Rust programming language for developing the OS and they (Google) were participating in the effort to evaluate the use of Rust as a supported programming language for the Linux kernel.

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