Documenting and automating collateral evolutions in linux device drivers

  title={Documenting and automating collateral evolutions in linux device drivers},
  author={Yoann Padioleau and Julia L. Lawall and Ren{\'e} Rydhof Hansen and Gilles Muller},
The internal libraries of Linux are evolving rapidly, to address new requirements and improve performance. These evolutions, however, entail a massive problem of collateral evolution in Linux device drivers: for every change that affects an API, all dependent drivers must be updated accordingly. Manually performing such collateral evolutions is time-consuming and unreliable, and has lead to errors when modifications have not been done consistently. In this paper, we present an automatic… CONTINUE READING
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