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SubjectRe: Linux kernel in-tree Rust support
Hi Nick,

On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 8:42 PM Nick Desaulniers <> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I'm working on putting together an LLVM "Micro Conference" for the
> upcoming Linux Plumbers Conf
> ( It's not
> solidified yet, but I would really like to run a session on support
> for Rust "in tree." I suspect we could cover technical aspects of
> what that might look like (I have a prototype of that, was trivial to

Agreed, I wrote one ~half a year ago that compiled TUs through rustc
mimicking what we do with cc to some degree (i.e. no cargo etc.), and
it was quite pleasant.

> wire up KBuild support), but also a larger question of "should we do
> this?" or "how might we place limits on where this can be used?"

Indeed, I would say that is going to be the major topic, not so much
the technical bits.

> Question to folks explicitly in To:, are you planning on attending plumbers?

I wasn't, but it definitely is an interesting topic that I wouldn't
want to miss!


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