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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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  • 2018 Aug 15: [07db4aa0914c2ef14b1e4fefe41c1e873224ce9c Update config files.— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Aug 15: [a23e15c76597dda9fb8ce3129fabf25ce6ef4c0d Linux 4.18.1-rc1— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Aug 14: [0425184dbcdd7a456e2aaded65f3f9cc37a61130 Update upstream reference:— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Aug 14: [a0cb9f6886bd69d9b9efca2a5f2d7dc7149ece19 hv/netvsc: Fix NULL dereference at single queue mode fallback— Takashi Iwaitiwai@suse.de]
  • 2018 Aug 13: [799dc2af6cb69813bd5443f8464c4cc36dc9ecb3 Refresh— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]