RUST is a comparatively new programming language which emphasizes on security. Especially on memory related security like buffer overflow. Linux kernel is adopting drivers compiled with RUST in Linux kernel. Certainly we can see some RUST adoption in Linux kernel and other programming areas.
Linux 5.14 updates
removed the old IDE support.
Support for Rust programming language
mainline support for Raspbery pi 400
With the DeviceTree addition for the Raspberry Pi 400. No kernel driver changes were needed since it’s basically very close to the Raspberry Pi 4 but the updated DTS configuration is needed for the 1.8GHz clock rate, a different WiFi chip, power off handling via GPIO, and no ACT LED on the 400 model.
The random changes have been sent in for Linux 5.6 that yield /dev/random behavioral changes and a new random flag.
With the onset of a new decade, Linux Kernel 5.6 is already prepared to resolve the “Y2038” or “Unix Y2K” problem that can arise in the upcoming decade.
Ahead of USB4 devices expected to begin appearing later this year, the Linux 5.6 kernel is wired up with initial USB4 support.
A fresh version of the Windows take on DTrace will allow developers to chase down those pesky low-level bugs without exposing the posterior of their systems to miscreants.