This is a pretty brutal article about the quality of Toyata’s throttle control software. If even half of this is accurate its no wonder Toyota decided to settle in the uncontrolled acceleration lawsuits instead of fighting to the end.
Originally shared by Greg Kroah-Hartman
If you haven’t seen this report about Toyota’s firmware design and consequences, please read it, it’s very worth it.
Every once in a while I think someone needs to start a consulting company made up of grumpy kernel maintainers who have been doing code review for years, and let them loose on your internal projects to savage them and find the problems. I’m sure engineers would hate to see us show up, but man, that would be fun and hopefully clean up the state of closed software (we all know it’s this bad, and worse, but no one likes to admit it…)