In 2011, a study on Linux have reproduced a work done in 2001 to study Linux from 1.0 to 2.4.1. This study has then extended the Linux versions studied up to 3.0.
As the software used are open-source, the project consists in further extending the study to the 3.x series and the lastest versions in the 4.x series.
There is two goals:
- First, to evaluate the reproductibility of the 2011 study and identity the possible problems.
- Second, to evaluate is there is any new trend in the kind of faults and there location. The impact of continuous integration and testing will also be evaluated.
 N. Palix, G. Thomas, S. Saha, C. Calve`s, J. Lawall, et G. Muller. ? Faults in Linux 2.6 ?. Dans ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (ACM TOCS), Volume 32, Issue 2, Juin 2014.