[openstack-dev] [nova] live-snapshot/cloning of virtual machines

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Fri Aug 16 19:01:22 UTC 2013

On 08/16/2013 01:17 PM, Vishvananda Ishaya wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 3:05 AM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com
> <mailto:berrange at redhat.com>> wrote:

>     I don't think it is a good idea to add a feature which is considered to
>     be unsupportable by the developers of the virt platform.
> You make excellent points. I'm not totally convinced that this feature
> is the right
> long-term direction, but I still think it is interesting. To be fair,
> I'm not convinced that
> virtual machines as a whole are the right long-term direction. I'm still
> looking for a way
> for people experiment with this and see what use-cases that come out of it.
> Over the past three years OpenStack has been a place where we can
> iterate quickly and
> try new things. Multihost nova-network was an experiment of mine that
> turned into the
> most common deployment strategy for a long time.
> Maybe we've grown up to the point where we have to be more careful and
> not introduce
> these kind of features and the maintenance cost of introducing
> experimental features is
> too great. If that is the community consensus, then I'm happy keep the
> live snapshot stuff
> in a branch on github for people to experiment with.

My feeling after following this discussion is that it's probably best to
keep baking in another branch (github or whatever).  The biggest reason
is because of the last comment quoted from Daniel Berrange above.  I
feel that like that is a pretty big deal.

Russell Bryant

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