[openstack-dev] [neutron][macvtap] [ml2] New cycle started. What are you up to, folks?

Andreas Scheuring scheuran at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Oct 2 09:56:51 UTC 2015

Hi everybody, 

I'm trying to to achieve 2 things:

#1 Add common macvtap support for all kind of interfaces to neutron core
(via a macvtap ml2-plugin & agent) [1]. There has been a long discussion
where this should land but finally we Kyle decided to do it in tree [2].

For the agent part, Sean Collins and myself are currently evaluating a
refactoring and extension of the linuxbridge agent to support both,
linuxbridge and macvtap attachments. If this will end up in just sharing
classes or if we will create a agent-plugin-framework is still to be

#2 Continue Modular-layer-2-agent discussion  
The refactoring mentioned in #1 could be a first step into the direction
of a modular-layer-2-agent - or at least to common agent code. I will
gather information from passed discussions and try to come up with ideas
about feasible steps to such a modular agent.
At least between sriov, linuxbridge and macvtap I can see a lot of
potential. Not sure about OVS which has become much more powerful and
complex in the meanwhile - we will see.

Any feedback is welcome!

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/neutron/+bug/1480979
[2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/195907/

(IRC: scheuran)

On Do, 2015-10-01 at 15:45 +0200, Ihar Hrachyshka wrote:
> Hi all,
> I talked recently with several contributors about what each of us plans for the next cycle, and found it’s quite useful to share thoughts with others, because you have immediate yay/nay feedback, and maybe find companions for next adventures, and what not. So I’ve decided to ask everyone what you see the team and you personally doing the next cycle, for fun or profit.
> That’s like a PTL nomination letter, but open to everyone! :) No commitments, no deadlines, just list random ideas you have in mind or in your todo lists, and we’ll all appreciate the huge pile of awesomeness no one will ever have time to implement even if scheduled for Xixao release.
> To start the fun, I will share my silly ideas in the next email.
> Ihar
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