Re: Kernel code analysis (was Re: "movb" for spin-unlock (was Re: namei() query))

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 14:09:38 EST

Jan Evert van Grootheest wrote:
> > It's still a tall order to handle simple stuff like this.. Further, it
> > is granted that all rules are generally broken for a good reason at
> > least once. but such a tool IMHO would be invaluable to people
> > maintaining kernel drivers.
> That's a really good idea. And it's not only useful for people
> maintaining things, but also for newbies trying to get work done but
> have no idea (yet)(like me, still).
> Perhaps you could start writing down the rules? Or are those already
> written down somewhere?

It would also be useful for someone thinking about writing a tool to
analyse the kernel. So they can see what kind of rules they'd have to

-- Jamie

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