[openstack-dev] [Neutron] Bump the RPC version required for port_update - AgentNotifierApi

YAMAMOTO Takashi yamamoto at valinux.co.jp
Tue Apr 28 01:16:05 UTC 2015

> On 27 April 2015 at 09:09, Rossella Sblendido <rsblendido at suse.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I am working at the blueprint "Restructure the L2 agent" [1] .
>> One of the work item of this blueprint is to modify the port_update
>> message to include the attributes of the ports that were modified. This
>> is implemented in this patch [2] .
>> The client side of the RPC is in AgentNotifierApi , the server side is
>> implemented in the L2 agent. A problem arises since now the vendor
>> plugins are out of the tree. If they use a custom L2 agent (like for
>> example the Ryu plugin) when the patch is merged they will get an

fwiw, it's ofagent, not ryu plugin.

>> UnsupportedVersion error if the version is not bumped in their agent too.
> Could the server fall back and keep on using the old version of the API? I
> think that would make for a much nicer experience, especially in face of
> upgrades. Is this not possible? If it is, then the in vs out matter is not
> really an issue and out-of-tree code can reflect the change in API at their
> own pace.

while it's indeed nicer, it's difficult as port_update is
an async call (cast) and does not wait for errors
including UnsupportedVersion.


> Cheers,
> Armando
>> I am writing this email as heads up and also to ask a question. The
>> port_update signature on the server side is like this:
>> def port_update(self, context, **kwargs)
>> kwargs is used, no specific parameter is specified. If a new key is
>> added like in this case, the minor version of the RPC should be bumped
>> anyway? I think so.
>> cheers,
>> Rossella
>> [1] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/neutron/+spec/restructure-l2-agent
>> [2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/155223
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