… it’s only a very basic implementation of Rust that cannot be used for any real-world use cases.

Could someone explain what this means?


Here is the explanation: https://lwn.net/Articles/908347/


I imagine it means that all the libraries one would need to develop kernel modules have not been ported to Rust yet. Meaning you could theoretically write a module in Rust, but not really, since you can’t interact with any of the other code


I am no expert by any means, but rust cant compile to all of the architectures that linux supports, so it can only be used for drivers. I am looking for an explanation myself.

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