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posted by martyb on Monday July 13 2020, @08:41PM   Printer-friendly

Linus Torvalds' Initial Comment On Rust Code Prospects Within The Linux Kernel

Kernel developers appear to be eager to debate the merits of potentially allowing Rust code within the Linux kernel. Linus Torvalds himself has made some initial remarks on the topic ahead of the Linux Plumbers 2020 conference where the matter will be discussed at length.

[...] Linus Torvalds chimed in though with his own opinion on the matter. Linus commented that he would like it to be effectively enabled by default to ensure there is widespread testing and not any isolated usage where developers then may do "crazy" things. He isn't calling for Rust to be a requirement for the kernel but rather if the Rust compiler is detected on the system, Kconfig would enable the Rust support and go ahead in building any hypothetical Rust kernel code in order to see it's properly built at least.

Linus Torvalds Wishes Intel's AVX-512 A Painful Death

According to a mailing list post spotted by Phoronix, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has shared his strong views on the AVX-512 instruction set. The discussion arose as a result of recent news that Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors reportedly lack support for AVX-512.

Torvalds' advice to Intel is to focus on things that matter instead of wasting resources on new instruction sets, like AVX-512, that he feels aren't beneficial outside the HPC market.

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:00PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:00PM (#1020755)

    I prefer Rust, because as a Mozilla project it is more likely to hold to the highest social justice standards. I don't like to be browsing through code and come across things that might trigger me, like the > operator which implies arbitrary ordinality (when you say 4 > 3, you might as well say you endorse the KKK's views on BIPOCs).

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  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Monday July 13 2020, @10:22PM (3 children)

    by Freeman (732) on Monday July 13 2020, @10:22PM (#1020777) Journal

    You had me until BIPOC. What is a BIPOC? In any case, I sure hope your post was supposed to be satire.

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    Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee"
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:27PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:27PM (#1020781)

      Them losers Keep coming up with shits like "bipoc" whatever the fuck it means.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:33PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:33PM (#1020784)

      https://bipocinfiber.com/ [bipocinfiber.com]

      Some rich white woman put the site up to help her get richer.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @11:33PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @11:33PM (#1020824)

      Blacks, Indians, Pakis and Odorous Columbians

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 13 2020, @10:24PM (#1020780)

    Is bipok better than a kapok life preserver? How many bipoks does a 180 pound man need to stay afloat for a month?