Should kernel reverse engineering have its specific tag?

kernel and user-mode reverse engineering typically rely on different tools, different structures, different methods, so shouldn't something about kernel reverse engineering be explicitly mentioned, to make it more clear?

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I personally think that user-mode and kernel reversing are very different, so we could specify a tag for anything kernel, and maybe no tag for user-mode, which is the default situation, especially for non-expert.

and of course, specify the OS in its own tag.

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    I agree, but shouldn't we have a windows-kernel and a linux-kernel since the techniques would be different. Then we could have tools and resources for each listed in the tag wikis
    – amccormack
    Commented Mar 31, 2013 at 16:58
  • I agree, edited my answer that OS should first of all have its own tag
    – Ange
    Commented Mar 31, 2013 at 17:01
  • @amccormack: completely agree. There have to be different tags for different kernels, such as linux-kernel and windows-kernel, because that's where the operating systems differ the most. In userland a Minix3, BSDs, Solaris and Linux are pretty similar as long as you stick with SUS/POSIX, but once you enter kernel they all have differences (despite some similarities).
    – 0xC0000022L Mod
    Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 21:34

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