[placement][nova][ptg] resource provider affinity

Eric Fried openstack at fried.cc
Mon Apr 29 00:01:40 UTC 2019

>> I propose using a "group_policy=same_tree:$GROUP_A:$GROUP_B" query
>> parameter for enabling users to describe the affinity constraints for
>> various resources involved in different RequestGroups in the request
>> spec.
> At first glance this seems pretty reasonable. Does anyone hate it?

We've talked about this previously. The two objections raised were:

a) It assumes the meaning of "same tree" is "one level down from the
root". This satisfies NUMA affinity, and also allows us to do things
like [1] (scroll down to the pretty picture where networking agents are
subtree roots). But it may prove too limiting in the future if, for
example, we need to represent sockets *under* NUMA nodes and do L3 cache
affinity. (Come to think of it, if we need to do [1] in the presence of
NUMA and need to affine the network devices to the CPUs, what would that
whole tree look like, and how would it affect this proposal?)

b) It assumes the various pieces of the request (flavor, image, port,
device profile) are able to know each others' request group numbers
ahead of time. Or we need provide some other mechanism for the scheduler
code that dynamically assigns the numbers [2] to understand which ones
need to be (sub)grouped together. IIUC this has been Sundar's main



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