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DevX: Study: Linux Code Grows as Defects Decline

Aug 03, 2005, 16:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Between December 2004 and July 2005, the 'defect density' in the Linux kernel has fallen from 0.17 to 0.16 and all serious defects have been corrected, a new report out from code analysis firm Coverity asserts.

"Defect density declined by 2.2 percent as the total lines of code in the Linux kernel continues to grow from 5.76 million in December 2004 to 6.03 million in July 2005, which represents a 4.7 percent increase..."

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