[openstack-dev] [nova] Contribution to improve Nova's config option space

Markus Zoeller mzoeller at de.ibm.com
Thu Dec 3 16:10:48 UTC 2015

If you are a new contributor and are still searching for a way to
contribute to Nova, this mail is for you. If you are not a newbie
but have a bit bandwidth available, you're welcome too :)

Why you should bother?
* It's an easy way to start contributing
* I can offer you to help with:
    * pushing patches, 
    * debugging the gate,
    * dealing with reviews
    * and learning the general workflow
* you will learn about different functional areas and can give back
  to the community

There is effort ongoing to improve the way Nova offers its configuration
options to the operators [1]. In short, you have to read and understand 
code and describe the impact of config options as a black box so that the 
operators don't have to read code to understand what they are configuring.
At the end it will look like these two patches:
* https://review.openstack.org/#/c/244177/
* https://review.openstack.org/#/c/246465/

The organization is done with an etherpad [2] which contains:
* what needs to be done
* how it has to be done

Just ping me (markus_z) in the #openstack-nova channel (I'm in the
UTC+1 timezone) or grab something out of the etherpad [2] and give
it a try.

[1] blueprint "centralize config options":
[2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/config-options

Regards, Markus Zoeller (markus_z)

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