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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 23: [acd079750d5fb0e13c48572e02df06353f88000c Update to 5.5-rc3— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Dec 16: [5d7acaad7389bcec8e5b58ce222d2d68b693bab7 Update to 5.5-rc2— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • 2019 Dec 12: [9e9a23d67abe001b64df5f3d06c8ee1168f86d6d hwrng: iproc-rng200 - Add support for BCM2711 (jsc#SLE-7772).— Nicolas Saenz Juliennensaenzjulienne@suse.de]
  • 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]