rustig VS Rust-for-Linux

Compare rustig vs Rust-for-Linux and see what are their differences.


A tool to detect code paths leading to Rust's panic handler (by Technolution)


Adding support for the Rust language to the Linux kernel. (by Rust-for-Linux)
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rustig Rust-for-Linux
3 30
167 2,120
0.6% 15.3%
0.0 10.0
6 months ago 1 day ago
Rust C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of rustig. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-03.
  • Three Things Go Needs More Than Generics
    7 projects | | 3 Oct 2021
    > Doesnt Rust have implicit panics on indexing out of bounds?

    It does yes. A fair number of other constructs can panic as well.

    > I wonder if any codebases lint those away.

    Clippy has a lint for indexing so probably.

    For the general case, it's almost impossible unless you're working on very low-level software (embedded, probably kernel-rust eventually) e.g. `std` assumes allocations can't fail, so any allocation will show up as a panic path. can actually uncover panic paths, but because of the above the results are quite noisy, and while it's possible to uncover bugs thanks to rustig it requires pretty ridiculous amounts of filtering.

  • Linus Torvalds on Rust support in kernel
    6 projects | | 16 Apr 2021
    This comment is strongly confused.

    > [1]

    That's a binary analysis tool. It is only approximate, and does not claim to be an accurate analysis like unsafe-checking and typechecking are:

    > All paths leading to panic! from one of those functions (whether actually used or not) will be reported.

    It also only works on x86_64 binaries.

    Panics are an ugly leftover from the bad old days before Rust had nice monad-like syntax for Result error-handling (the "?" syntax). It's time for panic to sunset.

    6 projects | | 16 Apr 2021
    This comment is strongly missinformed:

    1- panicking allocations are here to stay, because in lots of case, it's the most convenient behavior. BUT Rust is adding fallible allocations methods (prefixed with try_) which return a result instead of panicking in allocation failure.

    2- panics are catch-able as long as you don't compile your binary with panic=abort setting (and as long as you don't panic in your panic handler itself)

    3- panics can only occur in specific places (array indexing, allocations, utf-8 validation, unwrap, etc.) which are by definition known at compile-time, and there's tooling to catch these up [1].

    In practice, a might_panic annotation would add a lot of noise for pretty much everybody, because most of us mortals use panicking function all days and it's not a big deal. Obviously it is critical for Linux, but because it's relevant only to the minority of rust users, it doesn't make sense to include it in rustc itself: it's exactly the kind of situation where external tooling is the good option.



Posts with mentions or reviews of Rust-for-Linux. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-18.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rustig and Rust-for-Linux you can also consider the following projects:

btleplug - Rust Cross-Platform Host-Side Bluetooth LE Access Library

PrawnOS - Libre Mainline Kernel and Debian for arm laptops

rfcs - RFCs for changes to Rust

gccrs - GCC Front-End for Rust

shake - Shake build system

Rocket - A web framework for Rust.

dafny - Dafny is a verification-aware programming language

rustc_codegen_gcc - libgccjit AOT codegen for rustc

koka - Koka language compiler and interpreter

cxx - Safe interop between Rust and C++

flume - A safe and fast multi-producer, multi-consumer channel.

go101 - An online book focusing on Go syntax/semantics and runtime related things