[openstack-dev] [nova] gauging feelings on a new config option for powervm_lpar_operation_timeout

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Mon Aug 12 14:43:18 UTC 2013

On 08/11/2013 04:04 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> While working on a patch to implement hard reboot for the powervm driver
> [1], I noticed that the stop_lpar (power_off) method has a timeout
> argument with a default value of 30 seconds but it's not overridden
> anywhere in the code and it's not configurable.  The start_lpar
> (power_on) method doesn't have a timeout at all.  I was thinking about
> creating a patch to (1) make start_lpar poll until the instance is
> running and (2) making the stop/start timeouts configurable with a new
> config option, something like powervm_lpar_operation_timeout that
> defaults to 60 seconds.

Why would someone change this?  What makes one person's environment need
a different timeout than another?  If those questions have good answers,
it's probably fine IMO.

Russell Bryant

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