[openstack-dev] [Nova] The unbearable lightness of specs
gkotton at vmware.com
Thu Jun 25 12:12:41 UTC 2015
We are not in a good way. The 'drivers' team is very small and just have a small handful of people approving these specs is a huge bottleneck. Taking into the fact that the core team is relatively small the cores will most probably not even get to reviewing the code when it is posted, so it will need to be reverted to the next release....
I think that the time has come for us to seriously contemplate splitting parts of nova out like what was done with neutron - that has been a very successful venture
From: Sergey Nikitin <snikitin at mirantis.com<mailto:snikitin at mirantis.com>>
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Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM
To: OpenStack List <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org<mailto:openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>>
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Nova] The unbearable lightness of specs
I've repeatedly stated that the fact that we created an even smaller
clique of people to approve specs (nova-drivers which is a tiny subset
of the already faaaar too small nova-core) is madness, as it creates
an even worse review burden on them, and thus worsens the bottleneck
than we already have.
I agree that the number of people who can approve specs is too small at the moment. But relatively few people are actually reviewing specs so building trust here is difficult.
I agree that the number of people who can approve specs is too small at the moment too. But I disagree that we have few people who actually reviews specs.
For example I had a spec (approved for Juno and Kilo, but not approved for Liberty) https://review.openstack.org/#/c/177112/ which has nine +1 and zero +2. I implemented this spec a long time ago but I spent about 2 months to reaprove spec in Liberty. And it's not reapproved yet.
Especially strange for me is that not all nova cores have core status in nova-specs repository. Now we have 14 nova cores and only 7 nova-spec cores. I think if a contributor worked hard to become a nova core, he or she is competent to get a nova-spec core status.
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