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The day I'm forced to use Rust with the Linux kernel is the day I'm leaving Linux.


This is a *really* bad idea. lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/14/1023 Rust is still immature. There is just a single implementation distributed as a binary blob (ever heard about the case of an infected compiler producing an infected compiler without anything noticeable in its source code?). If you manage to bootstrap it using mrustc, you have to upgrade version-by-version, you can’t skip, because the compiler uses the latest features. The hell of not being able to compile kernel for a bit too old Rust compiler…

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