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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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  • 2018 Feb 20: [8c971980b0c41c0122be3f0a3661ff45ba8ff811 config: enable IMA and EVM— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]
  • 2018 Feb 18: [5cbffafe701360bfde3fcec52c640cc9ae505e9e config: arm64: Enable MAX77620 for Nvidia Jetson TX1 (boo#1081473)— Andreas Färberafaerber@suse.de]
  • 2018 Feb 17: [4d42c3424fc5001f0ff1413c3235d7e291fc0399 - Linux 4.15.4 (bnc#1012628).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Feb 15: [f95ae556049ce205ceaf89a4d5972b6f09503b98 Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/users/jslaby/master/for-next'— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]
  • 2018 Feb 13: [e7bb7370d76a25660f86d502c5d6454465084ebe Linux 4.15.3 (bnc#1012628).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]