[openstack-dev] [Nova] Tracking Kilo priorities

Alessandro Pilotti apilotti at cloudbasesolutions.com
Thu Dec 4 20:27:37 UTC 2014

Hi Michael,

> On 25 Nov 2014, at 02:35, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Alessandro Pilotti
> <apilotti at cloudbasesolutions.com> wrote:
>> Hi Michael,
>>> On 25 Nov 2014, at 01:57, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
>>> First off, sorry for the slow reply. I was on vacation last week.
>>> The project priority list was produced as part of the design summit,
>>> and reflects nova's need to pay down technical debt in order to keep
>>> meeting our users needs. So, whilst driver changes are important, they
>>> doesn't belong on that etherpad.
>>> That said, I think the best way to help us keep up with our code
>>> review requirements is to be an active reviewer. I know we say this a
>>> lot, but many cores optimize for patches which have already been
>>> reviewed and +1'ed by a non-core. So... Code review even with a +1
>>> makes a real difference to us being able to keep up.
>> Thanks for your reply, we actually do quite a lot of cross reviews, with the
>> general rule being that every patch produced by one of the Hyper-V team members
>> needs to be reviewed by at least another two.
>> The main issue is that reviews get lost at every rebase and keeping track of
>> this becomes not trivial when there are a lot of open patches under review,
>> mostly interdependent. It's not easy to keep people motivated to do this, but
>> we do our best!
> This is good news, and I will admit that I don't track the review
> throughput of sub teams in nova.
> I feel like focusing on the start of each review chain is useful here.
> If you have the first two reviews in a chain with a couple of +1s on
> them already, then I think that's a reasonable set of reviews to bring
> up at a nova meeting.

For today’s Nova metting, I’d like to propose:


If possible, one of the other patches waiting since a couple of months is:



> I sometimes see a +2 or two on reviews now at
> the beginning of a chain, and that's wasted effort.
> Michael
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