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Groklaw: Coupling and the Maintainability of the Linux Kernel

Apr 01, 2005, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])

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"A recently presented paper has the following abstract, something that would certainly gain the attention of anyone interested in Linux kernel development:

"Categorization of Common Coupling and Its Application to the Maintainability of the Linux Kernel

"Data coupling between modules, especially common coupling, has long been considered a source of concern in software design, but the issue is somewhat more complicated for products that are comprised of kernel modules together with optional nonkernel modules. This paper presents a refined categorization of common coupling based on definitions and uses between kernel and nonkernel modules and applies the categorization to a case study..."

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