[placement][nova][ptg] Summary: Consumer Types

Chris Dent cdent+os at anticdent.org
Mon May 6 15:49:24 UTC 2019

On Mon, 6 May 2019, Dan Smith wrote:

>> Still nova might want to fix this placement data inconsistency. I
>> guess the new placement microversion will allow to update the consumer
>> type of an allocation.
> Yeah, I think this has to be updated from Nova. I (and I imagine others)
> would like to avoid making the type field optional in the API. So maybe
> default the value to something like "incomplete" or "unknown" and then
> let nova correct this naturally for instances on host startup and
> migrations on complete/revert. Ideally nova will be one one of the users
> that wants to depend on the type string, so we want to use our knowledge
> of which is which to get existing allocations updated so we can depend
> on the type value later.

Ah, okay, good. If something like "unknown" is workable I think
that's much much better than defaulting to instance. Thanks.

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