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Linux Luminaries Discuss Efforts to Bring Rust to the Kernel
Both Linus Torvalds' Open Source Summit keynote and Jonathan Corbet's "Kernel Report" discussed efforts to allow Rust modules in Linux.
The next version of the kernel will be 6.0, but as ever, the change of major version number doesn't denote any major technical changes. Torvalds acknowledged that it might have been desirable to have a headline feature such as "now you can develop drivers in Rust," but this probably won't happen until kernel 6.1.
So far, there is a working group, and a preliminary patch has been submitted. There are also two preliminary drivers implemented in the new language, which are discussed in depth over on LWN: a driver for NVMe drives, and an in-kernel server for the 9P network protocol from the Plan 9 operating system.