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Some of the comments above seem very strange. An RO4 kernel with RO5 modules obviously presents different issues from the reverse, but only because the RO4 and RO5 kernels and modules differ. The fundamental programming issues underpinning either task are identical - you are porting software from an OS with one kernel to an OS with a different kernel. Parts of each OS are the same, other parts are different. You have to deal with those parts which are used by the software you are porting but differ in interface or behaviour between the OS variants.

There is no immediate reason to say that either one would be more stable than the other. Stability would depend principally upon the competence of the engineers performing the work and the relative stability of the kernels. The latter, to the best of my knowledge, has never been tested through anything other than anecdotal reports.

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