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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/13] [RFC] Rust support
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David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM> writes:

> From: Mariusz Ceier
>> Sent: 28 April 2021 19:34
> ....
>>
>> I suggest to wait until featureful GPL implementation of rust
>> language
>> is made (assuming GNU Rust is on the way) before merging any
>> rust code
>> in the kernel and when that implementation is done make a
>> requirement
>> that all rust code must be buildable by at least GPL
>> implementation.
>>
>> Maybe it would also be worthwhile to make the requirement that
>> the
>> kernel must be buildable with free software (not just open
>> source
>> software) explicit ?
>
> Or put the version of the compiler that works in the source tree
> with the kernel and then build it as part of the full build.

Building compilers takes several hours, I'm pretty sure usually
much more
than the kernel itself. Building the compiler as part of the full
build
would be a gigantic pain for everyone involved. Rustc is even
worse than
most compilers on that front due to the complexity of its runtime
checks.

--
Kind regards,
Kajetan

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