[openstack-dev] [nova] os-capabilities library created

Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Thu Aug 11 22:14:24 UTC 2016

On Aug 11, 2016, at 4:50 PM, John Dickinson <me at not.mn> wrote:

> Is this intended to be a cross-project thing? The message is tagged "[nova]", so I'm kinda surprised I saw it, but the library seems to be called openstack capabilities. So if this is going to be a big thing for everyone, please update the ML subject tag (and help me understand how it applies to more than just nova). And if it's just for nova (err... "compute"), then naming it something that doesn't imply every project will need to use it could help prevent future misunderstanding.

I will let Jay speak for himself (as if I could somehow prevent that!), but the intent here is that this won’t be for Nova specifically; it is targeted primarily for the forthcoming placement service (you might know it as the scheduler). The goal is to have a standard way of representing *qualitative* aspects of resources. So while we are not actively trying to make this a placement engine for all OpenStack services yet, the goal is to not be Nova-specific, so that once we have this up and running, we can offer it as a general placement service for any other project that has such needs.

-- Ed Leafe

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