[openstack-dev] [Nova] Criteria for compute drivers

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Wed Jul 10 14:33:26 UTC 2013

On 07/10/2013 08:05 AM, Joe Gordon wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com
> <mailto:rbryant at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     Greetings,
>     Nova includes various compute drivers today, but the test coverage they
>     receive varies quite a bit.  This is documented on the following wiki
>     page.  The drivers are broken up into groups A, B, and C.
>         https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/HypervisorSupportMatrix
>     We have two new compute drivers in the queue for Havana: docker [1] and
>     z/vm [2].  I'd like to propose as a piece of criteria for inclusion that
>     new drivers go into groups A or B.
>     Further, I would like to see *all* drivers move into groups A or B by
>     the release of Icehouse.  I've been told that this is already in the
>     works for VMware and baremetal, at least.
> And if a driver doesn't go into group A or B by Icehouse?  Do we put
> clear warnings in the release notes that they are 'use at your own
> risk.' Perhaps if drivers stay in C by the end of Icehouse Development
> we remove them, as we have no way of guaranteeing they work and shipping
> broken code looks bad.

Yes, removing them is what I had in mind.

Russell Bryant

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