The Linux Kernel Has Grown By 225k Lines of Code So Far This Year From 3.3k Developers

So far this year there has been 49,647 commits that added 2,229,836 lines of code while dropping 2,004,759 lines of code.. Or a net gain of just 225,077 lines. Keep in mind there was the removal of some old CPU architectures and other code removed in kernels this year so while a lot of new functionality was added, thanks to some cleaning, the kernel didn’t bloat up as much as one might have otherwise expected. In 2017 there were 80,603 commits with 3,911,061 additions and 1,385,507 deletions. Given just over one quarter to go, on a commit and line count 2018 might come in lower than the two previous years.