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Google backs effort to bring Rust to the Linux kernel

Date 16 Apr 2021
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Posted By Brittany Day
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Google's Android Team is backing an effort to introduce Rust as a second programming language in the Linux kernel in an effort to improve security.

After bringing support for the systems programming language Rust to Android, Google is now looking to bring it to the Linux kernel to reduce security flaws.

As Google explained last month, Rust -- a language that emerged from Mozilla -- provides memory safety guarantees to the Android operating system, which has historically been written in C and C++. Google is targeting Rust at new Android code, rather than rewriting the millions of lines of existing code in Rust.

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