[openstack-dev] Let's drop the postgresql gate job

Matthew Thode prometheanfire at gentoo.org
Thu Aug 18 16:33:59 UTC 2016

On 08/18/2016 10:00 AM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> It's that time of year again to talk about killing this job, at least
> from the integrated gate (move it to experimental for people that care
> about postgresql, or make it gating on a smaller subset of projects like
> oslo.db).
> The postgresql job used to have three interesting things about it:
> 1. It ran keystone with eventlet (which is no longer a thing).
> 2. It runs the n-api-meta service rather than using config drive.
> 3. It uses postgresql for the database.
> So #1 is gone, and for #3, according to the April 2016 user survey (page
> 40) [1], 4% of reporting deployments are using it in production.
> I don't think we're running n-api-meta in any other integrated gate
> jobs, but I'm pretty sure there is at least one neutron job out there
> that's running with it that way. We could also consider making the
> nova-net dsvm full gate job run n-api-meta, or vice-versa with the
> neutron dsvm full gate job.
> We also have to consider that with HP public cloud being gone as a node
> provider and we've got fewer test nodes to run with, we have to make
> tough decisions about which jobs we're going to run in the integrated gate.
> I'm bringing this up again because Nova has a few more jobs it would
> like to make voting on it's repo (neutron LB and live migration, at
> least in the check queue) but there are concerns about adding yet more
> jobs that each change has to get through before it's merged, which means
> if anything goes wrong in any of those we can have a 24 hour turnaround
> on getting an approved change back through the gate.
> [1]
> https://www.openstack.org/assets/survey/April-2016-User-Survey-Report.pdf

I don't know about nova, but at least in keystone when I was testing
upgrades I found an error that had to be fixed before release of Mitaka.
 Guess I'm part of the 4% :(

-- Matthew Thode (prometheanfire)

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