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Reliability Estimation and Analysis of Linux Kernel

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Executive Summary

Latest stable version of Linux kernel used by all Linux based operating system is 2.6 series. The purpose of this paper is to develop an optimized reliability model suitable for this version of the kernel and analyze its reliability by fitting this model. By using goodness of fit test best distributions (first two) on the basis of their rankings are selected. Collected failure data are modeled by these two distributions and parameters are estimated by using the method of maximum likelihood functions, which is considered as best method of estimation. Data are extracted in raw format from different sources than after appropriate preprocessing and using SQL queries it is stored in MYSQL Database under Linux Operating System.

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