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Kernel bugs: out of control?

Kernel bugs: out of control?

Posted May 21, 2006 17:12 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Kernel bugs: out of control? by scarabaeus
Parent article: Kernel bugs: out of control?

The problem is that a large number of the stability problems are in specific drivers and in the interaction of drivers with hardware... and you can't test that without having the hardware.

Most things are amenable to automated testing, but kernels are one of those things that aren't entirely so. (The non-driver parts, sure: I can imagine a UML-based kernel core testsuite, for instance. But the driver parts are where the nastiest bugs often lie.)

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