[openstack-dev] [oslo][kolla][openstack-helm][tripleo][all] Storing configuration options in etcd(?)
john at johngarbutt.com
Wed Mar 15 12:01:27 UTC 2017
On 15 March 2017 at 03:23, Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:
> On 03/15/2017 12:05 AM, Joshua Harlow wrote:
>> So just fyi, this has been talked about before (but prob in context of
>> zookeeper or various other pluggable config backends).
>> Some links:
>> - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/243114/
>> - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/243182/
>> - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/oslo.config/+spec/oslo-config-db
>> - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/130047/
>> I think the general questions that seem to reappear are around the
>> * How does reloading work (does it)?
>> * What's the operational experience (editing a ini file is about the
>> lowest bar we can possible get to, for better and/or worse).
> As a person who operates many softwares (but who does not necessarily
> operate OpenStack specifically) I will say that services that store
> their config in a service that do not have an injest/update facility
> from file are a GIANT PITA to deal with. Config management is great at
> laying down config files. It _can_ put things into services, but that's
> almost always more work.
> Which is my way of saying - neat, but please please please whoever
> writes this make a simple facility that will let someone plop config
> into a file on disk and get that noticed and slurped into the config
> service. A one-liner command line tool that one runs on the config file
> to splat into the config service would be fine.
+1 for keeping the simple use a config file working well.
(+1 for trying other things too, if they don't break the simple way)
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