Baikal Electronics Rejects Linux for Nucleus Due to Political Reasons

Yakub Kichinsky Refuses Patches from Employee of Sanctioned Company

The Linux nucleus network developer, Yakub Kichinsky (Jakub Kicinski), has refused to take patches from Sergey Semin, an employee of BAIKAL ELECTRONICS, a company under international sanctions. Kichinsky cited discomfort in accepting changes from employees of such companies.

Kichinsky has recommended that Semin refrain from participating in the development of the Linux nucleus network until receiving further notice.

Despite this setback, the Linux nucleus network has continued to push forward with its support for the Russian Baikal-T1 processor and systems based on the BE-T1000 crystal for the 5.8 branches of the Linux nucleus. The Baikal-T1 processor includes two Super Scalar Nuclei P5600 MIPS 32 R5, operating at a frequency of 1.2 GHz. Additionally, the chip contains an L2 cache (1 MB), DDR3-1600 ECC memory controller, 1 port 10GB Ethernet, 2 ports 1GB Ethernet, PCIe Gen.3 controller, 2 SATA 3.0, USB 2.0, GPIO, UART, SPI, and I2C. The processor is designed to support virtualization, SIMD instructions, and an integrated hardware accelerator of cryptographic operations that support GOST 28147-89.

The chip was created using the Imagination Technologies Licensed MIPS32 P5600 Warrior.

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