Linus Torvalds on where Rust will fit into Linux (ZDNet)

Rust is popular because it lends itself more easily to writing secure software. Samartha Chandrashekar an AWS Product Manager said it 8220helps ensure thread safety and prevent memory-related errors such as buffer overflows that can lead to security vulnerabilities.8221 Manyother developers agree with Chandrashekar.

In Linux circles Alex Gaynor and Geoffrey Thomas at the 2019 Linux Security Summit said that about two-thirds of Linux kernel vulnerabilities come from memory safety issues. Rust in theory can completely avoid these by usingRust8217s inherently safer application programmer interfaces APIs.

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