13 Million Lines of Code, Nearly 6 Patches Per Hour, Growing Strong as Ever!!
The Linux Foundation has published its third annual report about Linux kernel authorship. The statistics include growth trends in the kernel development process and also provides insight into the level of contributions done by individual contributors and corporate sponsors.
The latest version of the Linux kernel currently consists of nearly 13 million lines of code across over 33,000 files. The rate of development peaked with version 2.6.30 last year, which saw an average of 6.40 patches per hour.