[openstack-dev] Re-initializing or dynamically configuring cinder driver

iKhan ik.ibadkhan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 11:08:13 UTC 2013

I don't know if this is being planned in Icehouse, if not probably
proposing an approach will help. We have seen cinder-volume service
initialization part. Similarly if we can get our hands on child process
that are running under cinder-volume service, if we terminate those process
and restart them along with newly added backends. It might help us achieve
the target.

On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Joshua Harlow <harlowja at yahoo-inc.com>wrote:

>  I don't currently know of a one size fits all solution here. There was
> talk at the summit of having the cinder app respond to a SIGHUP signal and
> attempting to reload config on this signal. Dynamic reloading is tricky
> business (basically u need to unravel anything holding references to the
> old config values/affected by the old config values).
>  I would start with a simple trial of this if u want to so it, part if
> the issue will likely be oslo.config (can that library understand dynamic
> reloading?) and then cinder drivers themselves (perhaps u need to create a
> registry of drivers that can dynamically reload on config reloads?). Start
> out with something simple, isolate the reloading as much as u can to a
> single area (something like the mentioned registry of objects that can be
> reloaded when a SIGHUP arrives) and see how it goes.
>  It does seem like a nice feature if u can get it right :-)
> Sent from my really tiny device...
> On Dec 13, 2013, at 8:57 PM, "iKhan" <ik.ibadkhan at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Hi All,
>  At present cinder driver can be only configured with adding entries in
> conf file. Once these driver related entries are modified or added in conf
> file, we need to restart cinder-volume service to validate the conf entries
> and create a child process that runs in background.
>  I am thinking of a way to re-initialize or dynamically configure cinder
> driver. So that I can accept the configuration from user on fly and perform
> operations. I think solution lies somewhere around "oslo.config.cfg", but I
> am still unclear about how re-initializing can be achieved.
>  Let know if anyone here is aware of any approach to re-initialize or
> dynamically configure a driver.
>  --
>  Thanks,
> IK
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