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LinuxWorld: Kernel Space: Sparse Gets a Maintainer

Nov 15, 2006, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"The 'sparse' utility has long been one of Linux's best-kept secrets. It is a static analysis tool which can find a wide variety of bugs in the kernel code base; sparse is a useful tool, but it can be surprisingly hard to find. It has never had a web page, and almost no distributions package it. Interested users must, instead, track down the git tree or Dave Jones's snapshot directory.

"Sparse was originally written by Linus Torvalds, but he has not done much with it for a while, and he recently suggested that somebody else should take it over..."

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