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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 Dec 10: [b783fd1229dfeeff09af268db73921bf3f5e0671 Merge branch 'scripts'— Michal Suchanekmsuchanek@suse.de]
  • 2019 Dec 10: [58db0dd666cf2ec9f3cb738ad765baa2e0cc485c scripts/osc_wrapper: make it work with osc >= 0.165— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Dec 10: [4fec57947fb33088e8af4aa883b0f425e39fa7a9 scripts/stableids: handle new DRM commits tagging— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Dec 10: [556973f7d91a667ccfbc9e38aaef7170bd5e4cd5 Merge branch 'scripts'— Michal Suchanekmsuchanek@suse.de]
  • 2019 Dec 09: [38eaa4966ec899e053c788b11738969732d92042 scripts/log2: Add --amend option— Takashi Iwaitiwai@suse.de]