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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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  • Sep 22: [6627c5a6ca932741ececebbeefa073fa14d18afd - crypto: x86/blowfish - Fix RBP usage (bnc#1058115).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • Sep 21: [2c8cd83e3cac40f185a14ed3082e518e45ee2519 Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/users/afaerber/master/for-next'— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]
  • Sep 21: [aecd9be5024c5b5f4b91a51e655cb814803aa17a drm/tegra: trace: Fix path to include (build fix).— Jeff Mahoneyjeffm@suse.com]
  • Sep 20: [cb96cd53e95300cef3985b2cf7b84035b8f9e094 x86/crypto: Fix RBP usage in twofish-avx-x86_64-asm_64.S— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]
  • Sep 20: [7e5cddf3a68a984e6e2d8a941eefe65420124989 x86/crypto: Fix RBP usage in sha512-avx2-asm.S (bnc#1058115).— Jiri Slabyjslaby@suse.cz]