[openstack-dev] [OSLO] DB Support

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Tue Apr 23 12:43:13 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-04-23 at 10:54 +0300, Gary Kotton wrote:

> 3. In the current Quantum versions all of the database configuration 
> information is under a section [DATABASE]. The common code moves this to 
> [DEFAULT]. If possible it would be great if we could preserve the 
> current configuration file settings. This will enable us to have 
> smoother version upgrades. If this is not possible then we will need a 
> migration script to update configuration files. Does anyone have 
> thoughts on this? I would like to make changes to the common code to 
> ensure that we can use the DATABASE section.

Ok, the bug outlines one option:


we move the db options to the 'database' group and make the group names
case insensitive as per:


Another option is to have get_session() in oslo take an sql_connection
parameter which would override CONF.sql_connection. Quantum would have
something like this:

  sql_opts = [
      cfg.StrOpt('sql_connection', default=None),

  CONF.register_opts(sql_opts, group='DEFAULT')

  def get_session():
      if CONF.sql_connection:
      return db_session.get_session(CONF.sql_connection)

If the sets DATABASE.sql_connection they get a deprecation warning but
it still works. If they don't set DATABASE.sql_connection, the common DB
code just falls back to DEFAULT.sql_connection.


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