I want to understanding YaST, zypper behaviour with respect to multiversion.kernels entry in /etc/zypp/zypp.conf

Is see the entry multiversion.kernels = latest,latest-1,running in my configuration but YaST/zypper is retaining only two versions of kernels.

Shouldn't my system have three kernels I seem to have only two installed? There were 3 kernels releases for 12.3 if I am correct .

System config in signature

kernels retained
Code:
$dir /boot/vmlinux*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5814310 May 25 13:27 /boot/vmlinux-3.7.10-1.11-desktop.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5813683 Jun  7 15:58 /boot/vmlinux-3.7.10-1.16-desktop.gz
$

Content of /etc/zypp/zypp.conf
Code:
## Configuration file for software management
## /etc/zypp/zypp.conf
##
## Boolean values are 0 1 yes no on off true false


[main]


##
## Override the detected architecture
##
## Valid values:  i586, i686, x86_64, ppc, ppc64, ia64, s390, s390x, ..
## Default value: Autodetected
##
## ** CAUTION: Only set if you know what you're doing !
## ** Changing this needs a full refresh (incl. download)
## ** of all repository data.
##
# arch = s390


##
## Path where the caches are kept.
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: /var/cache/zypp
##
# cachedir = /var/cache/zypp


##
## Path where the repo metadata is downloaded and kept.
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: {cachedir}/raw
##
## Changing this needs a full refresh (incl. download) of all repository data
##
# metadatadir = /var/cache/zypp/raw


##
## Path where the repo solv files are created and kept.
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: {cachedir}/solv
##
# solvfilesdir = /var/cache/zypp/solv


##
## Path where the repo packages are downloaded and kept.
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: {cachedir}/packages
##
# packagesdir = /var/cache/zypp/packages


##
## Path where the configuration files are kept.
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: /etc/zypp
##
# configdir = /etc/zypp

##
## Path where the known repositories .repo files are kept
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: {configdir}/repos.d
##
## Changing this invalidates all known repositories
##
# reposdir = /etc/zypp/repos.d

##
## Path where the known services .service files are kept
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: {configdir}/services.d
##
## Changing this invalidates all known services
##
# servicesdir = /etc/zypp/services.d


##
## Whether repository urls should be probed when added
##
## Valid values: boolean
## Default value: false
##
## If true, accessability of repositories is checked immediately (when added)
##   (e.g. 'zypper ar' will check immediately)
## If false, accessability of repositories is checked when refreshed
##   (e.g. 'zypper ar' will delay the check until the next refresh)
##
# repo.add.probe = false


##
## Amount of time in minutes that must pass before another refresh.
##
## Valid values: Integer
## Default value: 10
##
## If you have autorefresh enabled for a repository, it is checked for
## up-to-date metadata not more often than every <repo.refresh.delay>
## minutes. If an automatic request for refresh comes before <repo.refresh.delay>
## minutes passed since the last check, the request is ignored.
##
## A value of 0 means the repository will always be checked. To get the oposite
## effect, disable autorefresh for your repositories.
##
## This option has no effect for repositories with autorefresh disabled, nor for
## user-requested refresh.
##
# repo.refresh.delay = 10

##
## Translated package descriptions to download from repos.
##
## A list of locales for which translated package descriptions should
## be downloaded, in case they are availavble and the repo supports this.
## Not all repo formats support downloading specific translations only.
##
## Valid values:  List of locales like 'en', 'en_US'...
## Default value: RequestedLocales
##
## If data for a specific locale are not available, we try to find some
## fallback. Translations for 'en' are always downloaded.
##
# repo.refresh.locales = en, de

##
## Maximum number of concurrent connections to use per transfer
##
## Valid values: Integer
## Default value: 5
##
## This setting is only used if more than one is possible
## Setting it to a reasonable number avoids flooding servers
##
# download.max_concurrent_connections = 5

##
## Sets the minimum download speed (bytes per second)
## until the connection is dropped
## This can be useful to prevent security attacks on hosts by
## providing updates at very low speeds.
##
## 0 means no limit
##
# download.min_download_speed = 0

## Maximum download speed (bytes per second)
## 0 means no limit
# download.max_download_speed = 0

## Number of tries per download which will be
## done without user interaction
## 0 means no limit (use with caution)
# download.max_silent_tries = 5

##
## Whether to consider using a .delta.rpm when downloading a package
##
## Valid values: boolean
## Default value: true
##
## Using a delta rpm will decrease the download size for package updates
## since it does not contain all files of the package but only the binary
## diff of changed ones. Recreating the rpm package on the local machine
## is an expensive operation (memory,CPU). If your network connection is
## not too slow, you benefit from disabling .delta.rpm.
##
# download.use_deltarpm = true

##
## Whether to consider using a deltarpm even when rpm is local
##
## Valid values: boolean
## Default value: false
##
## This option has no effect unless download.use_deltarpm is set true.
##
#  download.use_deltarpm.always = false

##
## Hint which media to prefer when installing packages (download vs. CD).
##
## Valid values:     download, volatile
## Default value:    download
##
## Note that this just a hint. First of all the solver will choose the 'best'
## package according to its repos priority, version and architecture. But if
## there is a choice, we will prefer packages from the desired media.
##
## Packages available locally are always preferred. The question is whether
## you prefer packages being downloaded via FTP/HTTP/HTTPS (download), rather
## than being prompted to insert a CD/DVD (volatile), in case they are available
## on both media.
##
##   Name             | Priority | URI
##   openSUSE-11.1    99       dvd:///
##   openSUSE-11.1-Oss    99       http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/repo/oss
##
## In the above example 2 repositories with similar content are used. Rather
## than raising the priority of one of them to 'prefer' a certain media, you
## should use the same priority for both and set download.media_preference
## instead.
##
## download.media_preference = download

##
## Commit download policy to use as default.
##
##  DownloadOnly,    Just download all packages to the local cache.
##            Do not install. Implies a dry-run.
##
##  DownloadInAdvance,    First download all packages to the local cache.
##            Then start to install.
##
##  DownloadInHeaps,    Similar to DownloadInAdvance, but try to split
##            the transaction into heaps, where at the end of
##            each heap a consistent system state is reached.
##
##  DownloadAsNeeded    Alternating download and install. Packages are
##            cached just to avid CD/DVD hopping. This is the
##            traditional behaviour.
##
##  <UNSET>        If a value is not set, empty or unknown, we pick
##            some sane default.
##
## commit.downloadMode =

##
## Defining directory which contains vendor description files.
##
## One file in this directory reflects a group of equivalent vendors. e.G.:
## (filename is "nvidia" but could be any other name):
## ------------------------- file contains begin -----------------------
## [main]
##
## vendors = nvidia,suse,opensuse
##
## ------------------------- file contains end -----------------------
## Libzypp makes an string comparision (like strncmp, case-insensitive)
## whereas the beginning of the strings are compared only.
## e.G. vendor "opensuse11.0" is compatible to "openSuSE".
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: {configdir}/vendors.d
##
# vendordir = /etc/zypp/vendors.d


##
## Whether required packages are installed ONLY
## So recommended packages, language packages and packages which depend
## on hardware (modalias) will not be regarded.
##
## Valid values: boolean
## Default value: false
##
# solver.onlyRequires = false

##
## EXPERTS ONLY: Per default the solver will not replace packages of
## different vendors, unless you explicitly ask to do so. Setting this
## option to TRUE will disable this vendor check (unless the application
## explicitly re-enables it). Packages will then be considered based on
## repository priority and version only. This may easily damage your system.
##
## CHANGING THE DEFAULT IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
##
## Valid values:  boolean
## Default value: false
##
# solver.allowVendorChange = false

##
## EXPERTS ONLY: Cleanup when deleting packages. Whether the solver should
## per default try to remove packages exclusively required by the ones he's
## asked to delete.
##
## This option should be used on a case by case basis, enabled via
## command line options or switches the applications offer. Changing
## the global default on a system where unattended actions are performed,
## may easily damage your system.
##
## CHANGING THE DEFAULT IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
##
## Valid values:  boolean
## Default value: false
##
# solver.cleandepsOnRemove = false
#solver.cleandepsOnRemove = true
##
## This file contains requirements/conflicts which fulfill the
## needs of a running system.
## For example the system would be broken if not glibc or kernel is
## installed.
## So the user will be informed if these packages will be deleted.
##
## Format: Each line represents one dependency:
##         e.g.
##         requires:kernel
##         requires:glibc
## Default value: {configdir}/systemCheck
##
# solver.checkSystemFile = /etc/zypp/systemCheck

##
## When committing a dist upgrade (e.g. 'zypper dup') a solver testcase
## is written to /var/log/updateTestcase-<date>. It is needed in bugreports.
## This optin returns the number of testcases to keep on the system. Old
## cases will be deleted, as new ones are created.
##
## Use 0 to write no testcase at all, or -1 to keep all testcases.
##
## Valid values:    Integer
## Default value:    2
##
# solver.upgradeTestcasesToKeep = 2

##
## Whether dist upgrade should remove a products dropped packages.
##
## A new product may suggest a list of old and no longer supported
## packages (dropped packages). Performing a dist upgrade the solver
## may try to delete them, even if they do not cause any dependency
## problem.
##
## Turning this option off, the solver will not try to remove those
## packages unless they actually do cause dependency trouble. You may
## do the cleanup manually, or simply leave them installed as long
## as you don't need the disk space.
##
## Valid values:    Boolean
## Default value:    true
##
# solver.upgradeRemoveDroppedPackages = true

##
## Packages which can be installed in different versions at the same time.
##
## Packages are selected either by name, or by provides. In the later case
## the string must start with "provides:" immediately followed by the capability.
##
## Example:
##    kernel                - just packages whith name 'kernel'
##    provides:multiversion(kernel)   - all packages providing 'multiversion(kernel)'
##                      (kenel and kmp packages should do this)
## Valid values:
##    Comma separated list of packages.
##
## Default value:
##    empty
##
multiversion = provides:multiversion(kernel)

##
## Defining directory which may contain additional multiversion definitions.
##
## If the directory exists, each file in this directory is scanned, expecting
## one valid multiversion list entry per line. Empty lines and lines starting
## with '#' are ignored.
## ------------------------- [/etc/zypp/multiversion.d/example file begin] -----------------------
## # An alternate way to enable kernel packages being
## # installed in parallel:
##
## provides:multiversion(kernel)
## ------------------------- [/etc/zypp/multiversion.d/example file end] -----------------------
##
## Valid values: A directory
## Default value: {configdir}/multiversion.d
##
# multiversiondir = /etc/zypp/multiversion.d

## Comma separated list of kernel packages to keep installed in parallel, if the
## above multiversion variable is set. Packages can be specified as
## 2.6.32.12-0.7 - Exact version to keep
## latest        - Keep kernel with the highest version number
## latest-N      - Keep kernel with the Nth highest version number
## running       - Keep the running kernel
## oldest        - Keep kernel with the lowest version number (the GA kernel)
## oldest+N      - Keep kernel with the Nth lowest version number
##
## Default: Do not delete any kernels if multiversion = provides:multiversion(kernel) is set
multiversion.kernels = latest,latest-1,running