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The Eagle Has Landed

I’ve been working on adding support to ensure memory consistency in qemu over the summer. This work initially was done as part of Google Summer of Code (GSoC), and I plan to continue the work in my spare time.

GSoC is a learning experience which introduces students to open source communities. Students are supposed to learn how to contribute and get involved in the development community. The ideal outcome of the GSoC program is to see your work included in the upstream codebase. More often than not, the code by the student does not make it upstream. It lives somewhere in an experimental branch.

Given this likely scenario, I am really excited to know that my code contribution has made it upstream! The MTTCG project in qemu seems to be in the final stages with almost all patches ready to be included except for some minor nits. I can’t wait for it all to land in the master branch.