[ILUG-BOM] The Linux Kernel Enters 2020 At 27.8 Million Lines In Git But With Less Developers For 2019
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Thu Jan 2 13:19:35 IST 2020
The Linux Kernel Enters 2020 At 27.8 Million Lines In Git But With Less
Developers For 2019
As of this morning in the Linux kernel Git source tree, the kernel weighs
in at 27.8 million lines!
The stats as we start 2020 put the Linux kernel source tree at 27,852,148
lines (including docs, Kconfig files, user-space utilities in-tree, etc),
887,925 commits, and around 21,074 different authors. The 27.8 million
lines are divided among 66,492 files.
During 2019, the Linux kernel saw 74,754 commits, which is actually the
lowest point since 2013. The 74k commits is compares to 80k commits seen in
both 2017 and 2018, 77k commits in 2016, and 75k commits in both 2014 and
Besides the commit count being lower, the author count for the year is also
lower. 2019 saw around 4,189 different authors to the Linux kernel, which
is lower than the 4,362 in 2018 and 4,402 in 2017.
While the commit count is lower for the year, on a line count it's about
average with seeing 3,386,347 lines of new code added and 1,696,620 lines
Besides Linus Torvalds, the most prolific contributors to the kernel were
David S. Miller, Chris Wilson, YueHaibing, Christoph Hellwig, and Thomas
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