[openstack-dev] [nova] fair standards for all hypervisor drivers

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Sun Aug 10 22:57:31 UTC 2014

On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 2:33 AM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
> On 2014-08-08 09:06:29 -0400 (-0400), Russell Bryant wrote:
> [...]
>> We've seen several times that building and maintaining 3rd party
>> CI is a *lot* of work.
> Building and maintaining *any* CI is a *lot* of work, not the least
> of which is the official OpenStack project CI (I believe Monty
> mentioned in #openstack-infra last night that our CI is about twice
> the size of Travis-CI now, not sure what metric he's comparing there
> though).
>> Like you said in [1], doing this in infra's CI would be ideal. I
>> think 3rd party should be reserved for when running it in the
>> project's infrastructure is not an option for some reason
>> (requires proprietary hw or sw, for example).
> Add to the "not an option for some reason" list, software which is
> not easily obtainable through typical installation channels (PyPI,
> Linux distro-managed package repositories for their LTS/server
> releases, et cetera) or which requires gyrations which destabilize
> or significantly complicate maintenance of the overall system as
> well as reproducibility for developers. It may be possible to work
> around some of these concerns via access from multiple locations
> coupled with heavy caching, but adding that in for a one-off source
> is hard to justify the additional complexity too.

My understanding is that Fedora has a PPA equivalent which ships a
"latest and greated" libvirt. So, it would be packages if we went the
Fedora route, which should be less work.


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