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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 Dec 17: [4731528f4fb8e9659f7b0dbab60f6b7adde30e67 Update to 4.20-rc7— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Dec 11: [91eea17d178cbc55640b822ba8cf4bddcfd50eae Merge branch 'users/afaerber/master/for-next'— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Dec 10: [70506502553b873ec064d8453b70d06ae0a26416 config: arm: Enable EFI support (boo#1104833)— Andreas Färberafaerber@suse.de]
  • 2018 Dec 10: [f01387b9543a1272361ea8ba3d49a4237b72e270 config: armv7hl: Update to 4.20-rc5— Andreas Färberafaerber@suse.de]
  • 2018 Dec 10: [c85b385bbf8c6345ac4197136b00cbcd9d7991e7 config: armv6hl: Update to 4.20-rc5— Andreas Färberafaerber@suse.de]