Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Linux Kernel

Does anyone follow the Linux Kernel changelog like I do? Well if you said yes, then your a real geek, congratulations.


$ grep fix ChangeLog- -i | wc -l

Yikes, thats a lot of 'fix'. Mostly NULL ptr derefences, Ill have to dig a bit deeper into these later. Despite all the vulnerabilities and bloated code, Linux remains my OS of choice. It is really maturing, and with PAX, it is mostly secure. Although security isn't what troubles me with Linux these days, its more of a reliability issue with the OS. But I guess thats the price you pay for constantly evolving functionality.

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