[openstack-dev] [oslo.config] Config files overriding CLI: The path of most surprise.

Johannes Erdfelt johannes at erdfelt.com
Mon Jul 1 22:16:19 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jul 01, 2013, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com> wrote:
> I am writing today to challenge that notion, and also to suggest that even
> if that is the case, it is inappropriate to have oslo.config operate in
> such a profoundly different manner than basically any other config library
> or system software in general use. CLI options are _for config files_
> and if packagers are shipping configurations in systemd unit files,
> upstart jobs, or sysvinits, they are doing so to control the concerns
> of that particular invocation of whatever command they are running,
> and not to configure the software entirely.

I completely agree and I even replied to the mail you've referenced
expressing the same concern at the time.

I'm sorry I didn't push harder at the time to fix this trap that has
been unnecessarily set up.

If no one beats me to it by the end of the week, I'll put up a review to
fix this.


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