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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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  • 2019 Oct 18: [51850a2684367e8cb57f28fe5c2b758513b305ef Merge branch 'packaging'— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Oct 18: [945e59f524807aa14ab3cc9348fd2e643ff17c21 Merge branch 'scripts'— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Oct 17: [fd3ccf8fbdd6f1b0cafeb2e1a7849928dace5296 cfg80211: wext: avoid copying malformed SSIDs (bsc#1153158— Cho, Yu-Chenacho@suse.com]
  • 2019 Oct 16: [df31cdf45cddd11f007a15da4917156f48ed20a7 Update patches.suse/supported-flag references (add bsc#974406).— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Oct 16: [3fd4e9595a65e54c01a7ba7189c371a0640e7934 Squash module-Inform-user-when-loading-externally-supported.patch from— Libor Pechaceklpechacek@suse.com]