After Linus Torvalds gave a thumbs up to add drivers and other rust components to Linux, the developer community started to think about using Rust for Linux inline code. However, the thoughts turned into reality after AWS released Bottlerocket Linux for containers.
The security-oriented container includes components written in Rust. It is said to enhance the security of containers by using Device-mapper’s verity target.
This Linux kernel feature also provides integrity checking to prevent hackers from overwriting core system software or other rootkit type attacks. Bottlerocket also possesses the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF), used for kernel function monitoring.