"Discussions of kernel quality are not a new phenomenon on
linux-kernel. It is, indeed, a topic which comes up with a certain
regularity, more so than with many other free software projects.
The size of the kernel, the rate at which its code changes, and the
wide range of environments in which the kernel runs all lead to
unique challenges; add in the fact that kernel bugs can lead to
catastrophic system failures and you have the material for no end
"The latest round began when Natalie Protasevich, a Google
developer who spends some time helping Andrew Morton track bugs,
posted this list of a few dozen open bugs which seemed worthy of
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