Dev Boots Linux 292,612 Times to Find Intel, AMD Kernel Bug

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The bug only hangs the boot process once in about 1,000 boots.

Red Hat Linux developer Richard WM Jones has shared an eyebrow raising tale of Linux bug hunting. Jones noticed that Linux 6.4 has a bug which means it will hang on boot about 1 in 1,000 times. Jones set out to pinpoint the bug, and prove he had caught it red handed. However, his headlining travail, involving booting Linux 292,612 times (and another 1,000 times to confirm the bug) apparently “only took 21 hours.” It also seems that the bug is less common with Intel hardware than AMD based machines.