List of Linux kernel names

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Most of the Linux 1.2 and above kernels include a name in the Makefile of their source trees, which can be found in the git repository.[1]

Kernel Version Name (Reason)
1.2.0 Linux '95[2]
1.3.51 Greased Weasel[3]
2.2.1 Brown Paper Bag [4]
2.4.15 Greased Turkey[5]
2.6.22.6.32.6.4 Feisty Dunnart[6]
2.6.52.6.62.6.72.6.82.6.9 Zonked Quokka[7]
2.6.10-rc1–2.6.102.6.112.6.122.6.13 Woozy Numbat[8][9]
2.6.14-rc1–2.6.14 Affluent Albatross[10]
2.6.15-rc6–2.6.152.6.16 Sliding Snow Leopard[11]
stable: 2.6.16.28-rc2– Stable Penguin
2.6.17-rc5 Lordi Rules[12] (Eurovision 2006)[13]
2.6.17-rc6–2.6.17 Crazed Snow-Weasel[14]
2.6.182.6.19 Avast! A bilge rat! (TLAPD 2006)[15]
2.6.20-rc2–2.6.20 Homicidal Dwarf Hamster[16][17]
2.6.21-rc4–2.6.21 Nocturnal Monster Puppy[18]
2.6.22-rc3–2.6.22-rc4 Jeff Thinks I Should Change This, But To What?[18]
2.6.22-rc5–2.6.22 Holy Dancing Manatees, Batman![19]
2.6.23-rc4–2.6.23-rc6 Pink Farting Weasel[20]
2.6.23-rc7–2.6.232.6.24 Arr Matey! A Hairy Bilge Rat![21] (TLAPD 2007)
stable: 2.6.24.1– Err Metey! A Heury Beelge-a Ret![22]
2.6.25-rc2–2.6.25 Funky Weasel is Jiggy wit it[23]
2.6.26-rc6–2.6.262.6.27 Rotary Wombat[24]
stable: 2.6.27.3– Trembling Tortoise[25]
2.6.28-rc1–2.6.28-rc6 Killer Bat of Doom[26][27]
2.6.28-rc7–2.6.28–2.6.29-rc8 Erotic Pickled Herring[28]
2.6.29 Temporary Tasmanian Devil[29][30]
2.6.30-rc4–2.6.30-rc6 Vindictive Armadillo[31][32]
2.6.30-rc7–2.6.302.6.312.6.322.6.33–2.6.34-rc4 Man-Eating Seals of Antiquity[33][34]
2.6.34-rc5-2.6.342.6.35 Sheep on Meth[35][36]
stable: 2.6.35.7– Yokohama
2.6.36-rc8–2.6.362.6.372.6.38-2.6.39 Flesh-Eating Bats with Fangs[37][38]
3.0-rc1–3.0 Sneaky Weasel[39][40]
3.1-rc2 Wet Seal
3.1-rc3–3.1 Divemaster Edition[41] (Linus' diving activities)
3.2-rc1–3.23.33.43.5 Saber-toothed Squirrel[42]
3.6-rc7–3.63.7 Terrified Chipmunk[43][44]
3.8-rc6–3.83.93.10 Unicycling Gorilla[45][46]
stable: 3.8.5– Displaced Humerus Anterior[47]
stable: 3.9.6– Black Squirrel Wakeup Call[48]
stable: 3.10.6– TOSSUG Baby Fish[49][50][51][52]
3.11-rc1–3.11 Linux for Workgroups (20 years of Windows 3.11)[53]
3.12-rc1– Suicidal Squirrel[54]
3.13-rc1 One Giant Leap for Frogkind[55]

(NASA LADEE launch photo)[56]

3.14-rc1 Shuffling Zombie Juror[57]
3.18-rc3 Diseased Newt[58]
4.0 Hurr durr I'ma sheep[59] (Internet poll)
4.1.1 Series 4800[60]
4.3-rc5 Blurry Fish Butt[61]
4.6-rc6 Charred Weasel[62]
4.7-rc1 Psychotic Stoned Sheep[63]
4.9 Roaring Lionus[64][65]
4.10-rc5 Anniversary Edition[66]
4.10-rc6 Fearless Coyote[67]
4.17-rc4 Merciless Moray[68]

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