Documentation related to Rust within the kernel. To start using Rust in the kernel, please read the Quick Start guide.

The Rust experiment

The Rust support was merged in v6.1 into mainline in order to help in determining whether Rust as a language was suitable for the kernel, i.e. worth the tradeoffs.

Currently, the Rust support is primarily intended for kernel developers and maintainers interested in the Rust support, so that they can start working on abstractions and drivers, as well as helping the development of infrastructure and tools.

If you are an end user, please note that there are currently no in-tree drivers/modules suitable or intended for production use, and that the Rust support is still in development/experimental, especially for certain kernel configurations.

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