[openstack-dev] Question about Nova BP.

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Fri Jan 31 19:12:54 UTC 2014

On 01/31/2014 01:11 PM, Joe Gordon wrote:
> Including openstack-dev ML in response.
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:14 AM, wingwj <wingwj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi, Mr Gordon,
>> Firstly, sorry for my lately reply for this BP..
>> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/driver-for-huawei-fusioncompute
>> Honestly speaking, we wrote the first FusionCompute Nova-driver on Folsom edition, and now it has been updated with Havana. We maintained by ourselves.
>> Now I have a question about your suggestion in whiteboard of this BP:
>> Is the CI environment a required term for this BP? Now Huawei is preparing the CI environment for Nova & Neutron.
>> But due to the company's policy, it's not a easy thing to realize it rapidly. We'll try our best for it.
> Yes, CI is a requirement for adding  a new driver, please see:
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HypervisorSupportMatrix
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2013-July/011260.html
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HypervisorSupportMatrix/DeprecationPlan
>> So can we commit the codes, and prepare the CI at the same time?
> That's a good question, I don't think that is feasible for Icehouse,
> but as far as I know we haven't fully discussed how to introduce new
> drivers now that we have the third party testing requirement.

I think the way to do this is to put the driver in its own repo on
stackforge, and demonstrate CI on that.

> An alternate option is to add FusionCompute support to libvirt, and
> since nova already supports libvirt you will get nova support
> automatically.

Huge +1.  That's really the ideal answer to support for any new
hypervisor, unless there's some compelling reason why it's not an option.

Russell Bryant

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