When a failure occurs in the Linux kernel, the kernel emits an " oops " , summarizing the execution context of the failure. Kernel oopses describe real Linux errors, and thus can help prioritize debugging efforts and motivate the design of tools to improve the reliability of Linux code. Nevertheless, the information is only meaningful if it is… (More)
Attempts have been made to understand driver development in terms of code clones. In this paper, we propose an alternate view, based on the metaphor of a gene. Guided by this metaphor, we study the structure of Linux 3.10 ethernet platform driver probe functions.