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2 posts • joined 17 Nov 2010

OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts

HaroldR

The problem is testing, not coding

A static code analyzer would have found this problem easily. The real problem is TESTING, not coding. Commercial vendors can afford high quality software testing tools. Open source developers usually don't have these resources, so they're reduced to error-prone manual code review. Good software ain't cheap. Open source software is worth every penny you pay for it.

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Calxeda gears up for server ARM race

HaroldR

Tilera's architecture isn't MIPS-based

Just a minor correction. Tilera's 64-core system-on-chip design isn't based on the MIPS architecture, it's their own. It has a VLIW 3-pipeline instruction set with DSP-like extensions. It comes with a gcc-based toolchain, and a port of SMP Linux supported by kernel 2.6.36.

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