At the Open Source Summit hosted by the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds talked about the possibility of the Rust language being merged into the kernel, saying it could be merged into the kernel as soon as the Linux 5.20 development cycle. The version being developed by the kernel community is 5.19, and 5.20 is the next version. No pull requests for Rust for Linux have been sent or merged yet, but the code for initial Rust support is in place, including basic infrastructure, simple example drivers, and more. Linux kernel support for Rust is still optional when building the kernel.
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