Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2005 19:23 UTC, submitted by Just_A_User
FreeBSD On Tuesday, code-analysis software maker Coverity announced that its automated bug finding tool had analyzed the community-built operating system FreeBSD and flagged 306 potential software flaws, or about one issue for every 4,000 lines of code. The low number of flaws found by the system underscores that FreeBSD's manual auditing by project members has reduced the vulnerabilities in the operating system, said Seth Hallem, CEO of Coverity.
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RE[2]: FreeBSD beat Linux 2.6.9
by eMagius on Wed 20th Jul 2005 01:04 UTC in reply to "RE: FreeBSD beat Linux 2.6.9"
eMagius
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2005-07-06

"The recent 2.6 Linux production kernel now shipping in
operating system products from Novell and other major Linux software companies contains 985 bugs in 5.7 million lines of code, well below the industry average for commercial enterprise software."

FreeBSD seems to have about 1.2 million lines of code (306 potential flaws * 4000 lines/flaw). An example of code bloat in Linux (which is just a kernel, compared to the full operating system that is FreeBSD)?

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