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Re: [Qemu-devel] MTTCG Sync-up call today? Agenda items?

From: alvise rigo
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] MTTCG Sync-up call today? Agenda items?
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:45:29 +0200

Hi Alex,

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Alex Bennée <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> It's been awhile since we synced-up with quite weeks and Easter out of
> the way are we good for a call today?

Indeed, it has been a while.

> Some items I can think would be worth covering:
>   - State of MTTCG enabled LL/SC
>     I think Alvise was looking at some run-loop changes for the MTTCG
>     enabled part of his LL/SC patch set. I haven't heard anything for a
>     while.

I've been quite busy lately, but expect the v8 of the LL/SC patch
series by the end of this week. Sorry for the delay.

In any case, I'm in if any call will be held.


>   - Linaro's current efforts
>     Sergey is currently working with us in up-streaming MTTCG related
>     patches. We've taken stuff from Paolo and Fred's trees and push
>     several series to the list for review:
>       - various TCG clean-ups
>       - atomic jump patching
>       - base enabling patches
>   - Memory ordering work
>     I put this up as a suggested project for GSoC and we had several
>     applicants. We are currently awaiting Google's decision on slot
>     allocations so hopefully we'll have an extra pair of hands on this
>     chunk.
>   - Emilio's work
>     Emilio posted a series last year with some alternative approaches to
>     solving some of the MTTCG problems. He's back and working on this
>     again and has posted his qht series as a precursor to his next
>     revision of the MTTCG tree.
>   - TCG maintainers view
>     It would be useful if we had a view from the TCG maintainers of how
>     we are doing and if the approaches have a chance of getting merged.
>   - Timescales
>     Internally at Linaro we've been discussing potential timescales. We are
>     currently aiming to have all major pieces of MTTCG posted on list and
>     being iterated through reviews before this years KVM Forum. This will
>     leave us KVM forum to resolve any remaining barriers to eventual
>     up-streaming.
> Anything else worthy of discussion? If you need the number to call ping
> me off list.
> --
> Alex Bennée

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