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

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 01:03:56 UTC 2016

On 08/11/2016 05:46 PM, Clay Gerrard wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 2:25 PM, Ed Leafe <ed at leafe.com
> <mailto:ed at leafe.com>> wrote:
>     Overall this looks good, although it seems a bit odd to have
>     ALL_CAPS_STRINGS to represent all:caps:strings throughout. The
>     example you gave:
>     >>> print os_caps.HW_CPU_X86_SSE42
>     hw:cpu:x86:sse42
> Just to be clear, this project doesn't *do* anything right?  Like it
> won't parse `/proc/cpuinfo` and actually figure out a machines cpu flags
> that can then be broadcast as "capabilities"?
> Like, TBH I think it took me longer than I would prefer to honestly
> admit to find out about /sys/block/<device>/queue/rotational [1]
> So if there was a library about standardizing how hardware capabilities
> are discovered and reported - that maybe seems like a sane sort of thing
> for a collection of related projects to agree on.  But I'm not sure if
> this does that?

Hi Clay!

It does not currently do that, but I'm interested in adding this 
capability (pun intended).


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