[openstack-dev] [Neutron][policy] Long standing -2 on Group-based policy patch

Sumit Naiksatam sumitnaiksatam at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 17:16:30 UTC 2014

The first patch[1] of this high priority approved blueprint[2][3]
targeted for Juno-3 has been blocked by a core reviewer’s (Mark
McClain) -2 since July 2nd. This patch was at patch-set 13 then, and
has been repeatedly reviewed and updated to the current patch-set 22.
However, there has been no comment or reason forthcoming from the
reviewer on why the -2 still persists. The dependent patches have also
gone through numerous iterations since.

There is a team of several people working on this feature across
different OpenStack projects since Oct 2013. The feature has been
discussed and iterated over weekly IRC meetings[4], design sessions
spanning two summits, mailing list threads, a working PoC
implementation, and a code sprint. Blocking the first patch required
for this feature jeopardizes this year-long effort and the delivery of
this feature in Juno. For many, this may sound like an all too
familiar story[5], and hence this team would like to mitigate the
issue while there is still time.

Mark, can you please explain why your -2 still persists? If there are
no major outstanding issues, can you please remove the -2?

Neutron-PTL, can you please provide guidance on how we can make
progress on this feature?

For the benefit of anyone not familiar with this feature, please see [6].

Group-based Policy Team.

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/95900/
[2] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/neutron/+spec/group-based-policy-abstraction
[3] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/95900
[4] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Meetings/Neutron_Group_Policy
[5] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-July/041651.html
[6] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Neutron/GroupPolicy

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