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Welcome to the Kernel Portal edit

The Linux Kernel is the central component of a Linux operating system like openSUSE. A Kernel manages hardware resources like CPU, memory and hard disks and provides abstractions that provide applications with a consistent view of these resources. Also, the Kernel provides drivers for devices attached to various system buses like USB, PCI, SATA and IDE. For a complete overview of Operating System Kernels see the Wikipedia article.

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Linux Mainline

On a regular basis a "kernel.org Kernel" (or mainline) is released with a name like "Linux 2.6.32". These Kernels are developed by a community of developers and maintained by Linus Torvalds. For more information about this take a look at http://kernel.org.

openSUSE Kernel

At the beginning of a openSUSE development cycle the Kernel team takes a released "kernel.org Kernel" and adds a number of patches to increase stability and introduce new features. These patches are kept to a minimum and most all will eventually make it into the kernel.org Kernel. This Kernel is maintained in the Kernel git repository.

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  • 2019 May 22: [b225e5ac2182b05e65c6dc0911228be8e7c1eb22 Delete patches.suse/Revert-Bluetooth-btusb-driver-to-enable-the-usb-wake.patch (boo#1130448).— Michal Suchanekmsuchanek@suse.de]
  • 2019 May 22: [dbeb07c86c8394083e551336a47b16a0e47c69c6 dm: make sure to obey max_io_len_target_boundary (bnc#1135868).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2019 May 20: [b33dbfc955962f68c395dd8ef8c6ef62ae4373c5 kvm: make kvm_vcpu_(un)map dependency on CONFIG_HAS_IOMEM— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 May 20: [4c41263438f1aac48a41e93b6207d0d5b60bf0c3 config: refresh vanilla configs— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 May 20: [df183200b537721e22159e277fcf39f059c76ae5 - net: phy: rename Asix Electronics PHY driver.— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]