[openstack-dev] [neutron][api] advanced search criteria
ihrachys at redhat.com
Mon Apr 4 22:57:35 UTC 2016
in neutron, we have a bunch of configuration options to control advanced
filtering features for API, f.e. allow_sorting, allow_pagination,
allow_bulk, etc. Those options have default False values.
In the base API controller class, we have support for both native
sorting/pagination/bulk operations [implemented by the plugin itself], as
well as a generic implementation for plugins without native support. But if
corresponding allow_* options are left with their default False values,
those advanced search/filtering criteria just don’t work, no matter whether
the plugin support native filters, or not.
It seems weird to me that our API behaves differently depending on
configuration options, and that we have those useful features disabled by
My immediate interest is to add native support for sorting/pagination for
QoS service plugin; I have a patch for that, and I planned to add some API
tests to validate that the features work, but I hit failures because those
features are not enabled for the -api job.
- can we enable those features in -api job?
- is there any reason to keep default values for allow_* as False, and if
not, can we switch to True?
- why do we even need to control those features with configuration options?
can we deprecate and remove them?
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