[openstack-dev] [nova] Announcing my PTL candidacy for Pike

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 18:59:41 UTC 2017

+10000 to "mentoring people that are newer to Nova but are stepping
into leadership positions" Matt.


On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Matt Riedemann <mriedemos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This is my self-nomination to continue running as Nova PTL for the Pike
> cycle.
> If elected, this would be a third term for me as Nova PTL. In Ocata I
> thought that I did a better job of keeping on top of a broader set of
> efforts than I was able to in Newton, including several non-priority
> vendor-specific blueprints.
> I have also tried to make regular communication a priority. The topics vary,
> but in general I try to keep people informed about the release schedule,
> upcoming deadlines, areas that need attention, and recaps of smaller group
> discussions back to the wider team. We have a widely distributed team and a
> lot of groups are impacted by decisions made within Nova so it's important
> to continue with that communication. Despite my best efforts I have also
> learned in Ocata that we need to get earlier feedback on changes which
> impact deployment tooling, and make documentation of such changes a high
> priority earlier in the development of new features so that people working
> on tooling are not left in the dark.
> Ocata has been a tough release, and I think we knew that was going to be the
> case going in. It was a shorter cycle but still had some very high-priority
> and high-visibility work items such as integrating the placement service
> with the scheduler and further integrating support for cells v2, along with
> making both of those required in a Nova deployment for Ocata. We also had to
> deal with losing some key people and filling those spots. But people have
> stepped up and we still made some incredible progress in Ocata despite the
> difficulties.
> For Pike I want to focus on the following:
> * Continue integration of the placement service into making scheduling
> decisions, including working with Neutron routed networks and work on
> defining traits for resource providers so we can model the qualitative
> aspects of resources in making placement decisions.
> * Continue working on cells v2 for multi-cell support including
> investigating the concept of auto-registration of compute nodes to simplify
> deployment automation, and also focus on multi-cell testing and Searchlight
> integration.
> * Work on volume multi-attach support with the new Cinder v3 APIs introduced
> in Ocata for creating and deleting volume attachments. I think we are
> finally at a place where we can make some solid progress on the Nova side
> with improved understanding between the Nova and Cinder teams.
> * There are going to be several efforts going on across several projects in
> the Pike release, including modeling capabilities in the REST API, and Nova
> is going to have to be a part of those efforts. We also need to get teams
> together to figure out what are the issues with hierarchical quotas and what
> progress can be made there since that is a high priority item that lots of
> operators have been requesting for a long time.
> In general, we are going to have to improve our review throughput,
> especially given the change in resources we experienced in Ocata. To me, a
> lot of this will have to do with mentoring people that are newer to Nova but
> are stepping into leadership positions, and having a shorter feedback loop
> on "leveling up".
> To summarize, I aim to be of service to those using and contributing to Nova
> and want to continue doing that in the PTL role for the project in the Pike
> release if you will have me for another round.
> Thank you for your consideration,
> Matt
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