kmemcheck Aiming For Mainline Inclusion

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| "kmemcheck is a patch to the linux kernel that detects use of uninitialized
| memory. It does this by trapping every read and write to memory that was
| allocated dynamically (e.g. using kmalloc()). If a memory address is read
| that has not previously been written to, a message is printed to the kernel
| log."

Days ago:

Kernel space: ELF prediction to speed application startup

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| A new technique might make it faster to get started with a large application,
| by giving the kernel advance notice of what are most likely to be the
| program's commonly used memory pages *

Linux kernel developers have tripled in number

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| The Linux Foundation (LF) has published a study on Linux mainline kernel
| development. According to LF, the number of Linux kernel developers has
| tripled since 2005, with many more companies contributing to the process
| (including, potentially, the latest new LF member, Adobe). *

NEWS: Linux Developers Make A Living

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| Yes, I said paid professionals.
| [...]
| McPherson also notes that “it’s difficult for most people to get their minds
| around competitive mass collaboration.” Indeed, this is what the freedom
| afforded by Linux is all about. People (and companies) contribute not for
| humanitarian reasons, but because they expect a benefit. Work together to
| create the best platform, openly usable by everyone, and if it still doesn’t
| meet your needs perfectly, you are free to change it accordingly. Everyone
| wins. No compromises. * * *