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Portal:Kernel

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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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  • 2017 Jul 21: [40a86960d573ad6862167d548f290509c328ea2b Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/users/mmarek/master/for-next'— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]
  • 2017 Jul 19: [6d478371de1f707f372235e4a67f619696f68a18 Merge branch 'packaging'— Michal Marekmmarek@suse.cz]
  • 2017 Jul 19: [f622d60b69b047a70b16ca24b99d1f392775e6ea rpm/kernel-binary.spec.in: find-debuginfo.sh should not touch build-id— Michal Marekmmarek@suse.cz]
  • 2017 Jul 18: [1d72b01d29a3cfd00c9bb39d3071e711356e938b config: armv7hl: Update to v4.13-rc1— Andreas Färberafaerber@suse.de]
  • 2017 Jul 18: [9c198f252e771ad08c23e3b334174f250ebb77de Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/users/afaerber/master/for-next'— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]