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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 Feb 22: [3aed52ea4ecdcbf037d547b4e395f78430571b2e net: crypto set sk to NULL when af_alg_release (CVE-2019-8912— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Feb 22: [aab5223f05b8fefd8c2be5b922f4b0e98486c8ec Merge branch 'packaging'— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Feb 21: [f62cec76204ae9f4b7aab031f04322a60f92c4e0 config: enable PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY (bsc#1125004)— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Feb 19: [62a0a00eb21b75ec43f3d3c46f1015445318a47d rpm/klp-symbols: Remove the second column in Symbols.list— Miroslav Benesmbenes@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Feb 18: [b094e66f416fe973a1e0ce55ca2b3fb924c432cf Update to 5.0-rc7— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]