[openstack-dev] [cinder] Rebranded Volume Drivers

Mike Perez thingee at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 17:32:01 UTC 2015

There are a couple of cases [1][2] I'm seeing where new Cinder volume
drivers for Liberty are rebranding other volume drivers. This involves
inheriting off another volume driver's class(es) and providing some
config options to set the backend name, etc.

Two problems:

1) There is a thought of no CI [3] is needed, since you're using
another vendor's driver code which does have a CI.

2) IMO another way of satisfying a check mark of being OpenStack
supported and disappearing from the community.

What gain does OpenStack get from these kind of drivers?


[1] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/187853/
[2] - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/187707/4
[3] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Cinder/tested-3rdParty-drivers

Mike Perez

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