[openstack-dev] [Glance] Glare and future of artifacts in OpenStack.

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Mon Apr 25 15:01:12 UTC 2016

On 22/04/16 11:35 -0500, Monty Taylor wrote:
>On 04/22/2016 10:10 AM, Jay Pipes wrote:
>>3) On Slide 9, you have this in "future work (in Newton)":
>>"Tasks (asynchronous workflows) support."
>>Please, please, please NO.
>>There is absolutely no reason to couple a service that operates on
>>artifacts in an asynchronous fashion with a service that provides
>>metadata about those artifacts.
>>It was a mistake to do this in Glance and it would be a mistake to do
>>this in Glare. If you really want some async task processing function,
>>create a totally separate service that does that. Don't put it in Glare.
>The public task interface in glance is one of the worst user 
>experiences in all of OpenStack. Luckily with the new image upload 
>work we're moving to a place where tasks can go into a dark hole where 
>they belong.

Just one note here. I believe Mike refered to having a task engine and not a
public task API as you know it today. The task engine would be used internally
in Glance/Glare. It actually exists already.


Flavio Percoco
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