[neutron] Network segment ranges feature
ralonsoh at redhat.com
Fri Feb 21 17:23:54 UTC 2020
First of all, a reference: https://bugs.launchpad.net/neutron/+bug/1863423
I detected some problems with this feature. The service plugin, when enabled and according to the
spec , should segregate the segmentation range in several ranges. Each one (or many) of those
ranges could be assigned to a project. When a network is created in a specific project, should
receive a segmentation ID from the project network segment ranges. In case of not having any range
assigned, a segmentation ID from a default range will be provided.
How the current implementation actually works: When a driver is loaded (VLAN, VXLAN, GRE or Geneve),
it creates a default network segment range, based on the static configuration provided in the plugin
("network_vlan_ranges", "vni_ranges", etc). Then the admin can create project specific network
segment ranges (remember: always per driver type). Those project specific ranges cannot overlap but
the project specific ranges CAN overlap the default one. A valid state could be:
- Default: 100:1000
- Project1: 100:200
- Project2: 200:300
When assigning segmentation IDs to new networks, the driver will query :
- The existing ranges per project.
- The default range (always present).
The result is that, if the project network segment range runs out of segment IDs, it will retrieve
those ones from the default range. That will lead, eventually, to a clash between ranges. Project 1
will be able to allocate a network with a segmentation ID from Project 2 range. E.g.: 
The problem is how the queries are done:  --> select one of each commented line to reproduce
"query_project_id" and "query_shared" in .
Now we know the feature is not properly working, my question is what the proper behaviour should be.
1) If a project has one or more network segment ranges, the segmentation ID should be retrieved ONLY
from those ranges. If a project does not have any range, then it will retrieve from the shared pool
BUT NEVER selecting a segment ID belonging to other project ID (ufff this query is going to be
complex). --> IMO, the best solution.
2) If a project has one or more network segment ranges, the segmentation ID should be retrieved
first from those ranges and then from the shared one, BUT NEVER selecting a segment ID belonging to
other project ID. Same for range-less projects. --> IMO, if the administrator has assigned a range
for a project, the project should ONLY use this pool. This is not a good solution.
Can I have your feedback?
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