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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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  • 2018 Oct 15: [2e61ca8f435b76cc81b938b5d012884757cbba39 Update to 4.19-rc8— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Oct 09: [903ffff58e2a94b9beb7616eff2298a4c14eddcc Merge branch 'packaging'— Michal Suchanekmsuchanek@suse.de]
  • 2018 Oct 09: [48b03c4e62a9b45d666136bef7ab01aac892108e Revert "Limit kernel-source build to architectures for which we build binaries"— Michal Suchanekmsuchanek@suse.de]
  • 2018 Oct 08: [63b130bcb30bd10b77ef7eda26dcc4eaec0d688e Update to 4.19-rc7— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2018 Oct 05: [361adad2f23707fccda6198f758f097a920ed461 Merge branch 'users/nborisov/master/for-next'— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]