[openstack-dev] [nova] Progressing/tracking work on libvirt / vif drivers

Neil Jerram Neil.Jerram at metaswitch.com
Mon Jun 1 16:45:31 UTC 2015

On 01/06/15 14:23, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 09:44:24AM +0100, John Garbutt wrote:
>> On 29 May 2015 at 18:32, Neil Jerram <Neil.Jerram at metaswitch.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Per yesterday's IRC meeting [1], and discussion in Vancouver, Nova work is
>>> being somewhat driven by the etherpad at [2].  But this etherpad doesn't
>>> have a section for libvirt / vif driver changes.  The log at [1] briefly
>>> touched on this, but moved on after noting that Dan PB had disbanded a
>>> libvirt subteam for lack of interest.
>> Apologies, I am not nearly half way through writing up all that came
>> out of the summit. A few nasty bugs in production kept me occupied
>> last week, but I have got out of that now / fixed them, I hope.
>> In the design summit session we said any group of people can
>> self-organise and start proposing patches as "ready to merge" by that
>> sub team, in here:
>> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/liberty-nova-priorities-tracking
>> We agreed that if there were too many sub teams, we would ask the
>> teams to join together. And I hope some subteams find each other on
>> that etherpad, and organically decide its best to join forces.
>> While we have established patterns of successful sub team
>> collaborations (IRC meetings, bug tags, etc), feel free to do whatever
>> works, assuming its aligned with the Open nature of our community
>> (i.e. I expect code reviews to be done in gerrit, not using some
>> internal communication channel. Even if you review face to face, I
>> would appreciate you writing up the outcome in gerrit).
>>> So, what should folk interested in libvirt / vif work (including me) now do?
>>> I think the answer is that we should self-organize, then report to the next
>>> IRC on how we've done that, and I'm happy to lead that if no one else wants
>>> to - but is there someone else who should or wants to own this?
>> In summary, yes please, sounds good.
>> I would reach out to Dan, and the other folks who were active in those
>> meetings, to see how it best makes sense to collaborate. Let me know
>> if I can help connect you folks, but IRC usually works.
> I'm mostly just lurking on IRC but keep an eye out on this mailing list
> for anything tagged with [nova]. So if there's any times my input is
> needed I should catch the mails as long as they're on the list.

Many thanks, John & Dan.  I'll start by drafting a summary of the work 
that I'm aware of in this area, at 


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