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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 Jul 14: [09bdbaf452312e68af024c953632352e5e1abb71 Merge branch 'users/mvedovati/master/for-next'— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Jul 14: [51ca50031af1b47d0d8ded1d468db14e0f63dddc Linux 5.2.1 (bnc#1012628).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Jul 14: [2b386099097f5c298966092e43e940b5122e76e6 staging: rtl8712: reduce stack usage, again (bnc#1012628).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Jul 14: [284325edb1fda5a0466aeb50bf745be0563f7bce staging: bcm2835-camera: Handle empty EOS buffers whilst— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Jul 14: [53226f8132ab27d1093d24e48b314b44ce28bb09 staging: bcm2835-camera: Remove check of the number of buffers— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]