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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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  • 2017 Nov 24: [b9190138a0f37cf926b93767118f9d89ef8d368f Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/users/jslaby/master/for-next'— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]
  • 2017 Nov 24: [6db1040220b46ad3d648969183769cd4f7613345 Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/users/jbeulich/master/for-next'— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]
  • 2017 Nov 24: [c46464b612c2d32658717d524e55cd3fb9a93dc4 supported:conf: Remove stale Xen driver entries.— Jan Beulichjbeulich@suse.com]
  • 2017 Nov 24: [4ca3b35f3f4bf7a7c6cc40d8547ff0d1d1abb220 ipmi_si: fix memory leak on new_smi (git-fixes).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2017 Nov 24: [295c90a5031560e837346ed1079e6817ef7ad91c - Linux 4.14.2 (bnc#1012628).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]