[openstack-dev] [Cinder] [stable] [all] Changing stable policy for drivers

Walter A. Boring IV walter.boring at hpe.com
Tue Aug 9 17:33:39 UTC 2016

On 08/08/2016 02:28 PM, Ihar Hrachyshka wrote:
> Duncan Thomas <duncan.thomas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 8 August 2016 at 21:12, Matthew Treinish <mtreinish at kortar.org> 
>> wrote:
>> Ignoring all that, this is also contrary to how we perform testing in 
>> OpenStack.
>> We don't turn off entire classes of testing we have so we can land 
>> patches,
>> that's just a recipe for disaster.
>> But is it more of a disaster (for the consumers) than zero testing, 
>> zero review, scattered around the internet 
>> if-you're-lucky-with-a-good-wind you'll maybe get the right patch 
>> set? Because that's where we are right now, and vendors, distributors 
>> and the cinder core team are all saying it's a disaster.
> If consumers rely on upstream releases, then they are expected to 
> migrate to newer releases after EOL, not switch to a random branch on 
> the internet. If they rely on some commercial product, then they 
> usually have an extended period of support and certification for their 
> drivers, so it’s not a problem for them.
> Ihar
This is entirely unrealistic.  Force customers to upgrade.   Good luck 
explaining to a bank that in order to get their cinder driver fix in, 
they have to upgrade their entire OpenStack deployment. Real world 
customers simply will balk at this all day long.

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