[Openstack-operators] DRBD Cinder Driver - Potential Removal

Sean McGinnis sean.mcginnis at gmx.com
Mon Dec 12 18:44:59 UTC 2016

This is just a heads up for any operators that are interested. No
immediate action is being taken (at the moment), but that could change.

There was a discussion started on the openstack-dev mailing list
pointing out that the library "drbdmanage" has had its license changed.
It is no longer considered a free and open source library under the
OpenStack guidelines.


Due to this, it no longer meets the requirements for having continuous
integration (CI) testing run against it by OpenStack infrastructure.

One of the requirements for having a driver included in Cinder is
keeping a stable CI system running to validate all patches against an
actual backend setup. If a new CI is not able to be set up to validate
this driver, we will need to mark it as not supported and remove it in
the next cycle.

Again, nothing is being done immediately, and the discussion is
continuing on that mailing list thread. This is just a notification for
anyone interested to make sure no one is caught off guard.


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