[Openstack-operators] [nova] Removing BDM devices from POST requests

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Sun Apr 2 15:13:51 UTC 2017

On 4/1/2017 1:01 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> I know we've talked about this over and over and another bug [1]
> reminded me of it. We have long talked about removing the ability to
> specify a block device name when creating a server or attaching a volume
> because we can't honor the requested device name anyway and trying to do
> so just causes issues. That's part of the reason why the libvirt driver
> stopped honoring the block device name in requests back in Liberty [2].
> I think we all agree on removing the device name from the API, but I'm
> having a hard time remembering if someone signed up to write a spec for
> this. I could have sworn this came up recently and someone said they'd
> write a spec, but I can't remember.
> So this is my attempt at remembering and if it's all a dream, then is
> anyone interested in owning this? If not, I'll start writing the spec
> this week.
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/1648323

One thing I thought about with this is if you want to identify the block 
device after it's attached to the server, you can use device tags to do 
that (introduced in microversion 2.32). But that's only at server create 
time until [1] is merged. So removing the device from attach volume 
requests is probably dependent on completing Artom's blueprint first for 
tagging volumes when you attach them to an existing server.





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