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

Sean McGinnis sean.mcginnis at gmx.com
Tue Aug 9 23:53:13 UTC 2016

> Mike, you must have left the midcycle by the time this topic came
> up. On the issue of out-of-tree drivers, I specifically offered this
> proposal (a community managed mechanism for distributing driver
> bugfix backports) as an compromise alternative to try to address the
> needs of both camps. Everyone who was in the room at the time (plus
> DuncanT who wasn't) agreed that if we had that (a way to deal with
> backports) that they wouldn't want drivers out of the tree anymore.
> Your point of view wasn't represented so go ahead and explain why,
> if we did have a reasonable way for bugfixes to get backported to
> the releases customers actually run (leaving that mechanism
> unspecified for the time being), that you would still want the
> drivers out of the tree.
> -Ben Swartzlander

The conversation about this started around the 30 minute point here if
anyone is interested in more of the background discussion on this:


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