[Openstack-operators] A Hypervisor supporting containers

Eric Windisch eric at windisch.us
Thu May 1 15:39:38 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 7:59 PM, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:

> Yes, the matrix is trying to day that lxc under libvirt is not well
> tested. I don't think there are any plans to remove it... Its much
> more likely we'll fix the testing than remove that code.
> The biggest problem here is that no one is really actively working on
> container support.

That's not true, is it? Much of the effort just happens to live in
stackforge right now. There are arguments that that work, by virtue of
being in Stackforge, isn't "valid" or subsequently, "doesn't exist", I've
heard such arguments in the past... but it doesn't invalidate the fact that
there is legitimate work and effort toward containers (and Docker) in

Also, it isn't just me. The Docker driver (now in Stackforge) seems to have
6-10 active contributors. Missing features such as Neutron support have
been added. A multi-contributor effort to gate with Tempest is now in force.

I agree the dedicated containers API / service has had limited traction.
The proposal to discuss this during the summit was rejected. Unfortunately,
the unconference track was removed, but several of the interested parties
have discussed organizing a less formal meeting co-located with the

Eric Windisch
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