[openstack-dev] [nova] Can we deprecate the server backup API please?

Ghanshyam Mann gmann at ghanshyammann.com
Mon Nov 19 14:19:51 UTC 2018

 ---- On Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:36:40 +0900 Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote ---- 
 > On 11/19/2018 08:15 AM, Matt Riedemann wrote: 
 > > On 11/18/2018 6:51 AM, Alex Xu wrote: 
 > >> Sounds make sense to me, and then we needn't fix this strange  
 > >> behaviour also https://review.openstack.org/#/c/409644/ 
 > >  
 > > The same discussion was had in the spec for that change: 
 > >  
 > > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/511825/ 

+1 for deprecating those APIs. Current spec indicate the backup create API only which we
can update to include image create also. 


 > >  
 > > Ultimately it amounted to a big "meh, let's just not fix the bug but  
 > > also no one really cares about deprecating the API either". 
 > So we'll let the apathy of the past dictate the actions of the future. 
 > > The only thing deprecating the API would do is signal that it probably  
 > > shouldn't be used. We would still support it on older microversions. If  
 > > all anyone cares about is signalling not to use the API then deprecation  
 > > is probably fine, but I personally don't feel too strongly about it  
 > > either way. 
 > Deprecating these kinds of APIs would, as I mentioned in my original  
 > post, signal that the Nova team is actually serious about cleaning up  
 > the cruft and getting rid of the debt from years past. 
 > And also that it is serious about Nova not being a dumping ground for  
 > orchestration and out-of-scope APIs not related to a Compute API. 
 > Best, 
 > -jay 

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