Linux kernel has 1000 bugs
By ColmSmyth on Dec 18, 2004
An extensive review of the Linux kernel revealed 1000 bugs - this is meant to be good? The kernel is the smallest and most important part of an operating system, yet this figure is considered to be good by virtue of it's low rate compared to "commercial software". Sorry guys, but this doesn't fly; the base of any long-lived software stack has fewer bugs, and a rate of 1.7 per 10k lines of code in an OS kernel is pretty good but not great. But hey, soon you'll be able to compare that rate with the open source code of Solaris 10. I think you'll be impressed!