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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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  • Nov 12: [fa4b80c85fe84ff598a7f59549e4e2c2af95c2e5 Merge branch 'users/afaerber/master/for-next'— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • Nov 12: [1c08d7ff714751983de4f9f3f5ee8458a2b04583 Update to 4.20-rc2— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • Nov 11: [2d02cd86a0514888aca7c7d83e4db9080d3f1378 config: arm64: Update to 4.20-rc1— Andreas Färberafaerber@suse.de]
  • Nov 06: [46cb36e96ccf9576847e3249659c926c7459f9cd config: reenable BPFILTER_UMH on ppc64— Michal Kubecekmkubecek@suse.cz]
  • Nov 06: [fd6aaf7f98693355e7dcc5e4e1926fb1664d803b Remove Cell/PS3 support from ppc64 kernel (boo#1114846)— Alexander Grafagraf@suse.de]