[openstack-dev] [Nova] Hypervisor CI requirement and deprecation plan

Álvaro López García alvaro.lopez.garcia at cern.ch
Mon Nov 18 14:55:14 UTC 2013

On Sat 16 Nov 2013 (17:43), Russell Bryant wrote:
> On 11/16/2013 11:18 AM, Álvaro López García wrote:
> > On Fri 15 Nov 2013 (07:28), Dan Smith wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> > 
> > Hi Dan.
> > 
> >> As you know, Nova adopted a plan to require CI testing for all our
> >> in-tree hypervisors by the Icehouse release. At the summit last week, we
> >> determined the actual plan for deprecating non-compliant drivers. I put
> >> together a page detailing the specific requirements we're putting in
> >> place as well as a plan and timeline for how the deprecation process
> >> will proceed:
> >>
> >> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HypervisorSupportMatrix/DeprecationPlan
> >>
> >> I also listed the various drivers and whether we've heard any concrete
> >> plans from them. Driver owners should feel free to add details to that
> >> and correct any of the statements if incorrect.
> > 
> > I've posted an email one month ago about this and the support of Xen
> > via libvirt [1]. We are happy users of this ad we would love to see
> > it being promoted form the use-at-your-own-risk group C to group B.
> > Should we add it to the list of drivers in the group C, and add another
> > column to the table so that we can start filling it with the
> > supported/working features? Should I fill a blueprint for this?
> > 
> > [1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2013-October/016661.html
> I don't think we need a blueprint.
> Yes, I would list it under group C and add a column for it.

That's fine, we will update the wiki and start filling the information.

> Is there any chance you would be interested in working on setting up CI
> for it?

Definitely yes. We are interested in the libvirt+Xen support, so having
it promoted from group C to B (and eventually A) would be great. What
would be the necessary steps? Is there any document/guidance we can

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