Posted Jul 10, 2006 14:11 UTC (Mon) by kleptog
Parent article: Survey: Linux kernel quality
I myself havn't come across bugs in the kernel, but I've had more trouble with the growing constellation of software that surrounds it which is slowly becoming essential for proper functioning of the system.
For example, I recently found several bugs in the r128 DRI driver. Not the kernel portion mind you (though there are still some flaky bits) but in the user space library using it. Still kind of irritating when that breaks on you.
I wonder how many issues are caused by people combining the kernel with versions of userspace libraries that the developers didn't expect?
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