[openstack-dev] [glance] Option to skip deleting images in use?

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 20:30:52 UTC 2014

Just set the images to is_public=False as an admin and they'll disappear 
from everyone except the admin.


On 12/16/2014 03:09 PM, Chris St. Pierre wrote:
> Currently, with delay_delete enabled, the Glance scrubber happily
> deletes whatever images you ask it to. That includes images that are
> currently in use by Nova guests, which can really hose things. It'd be
> nice to have an option to tell the scrubber to skip deletion of images
> that are currently in use, which is fairly trivial to check for and
> provides a nice measure of protection.
> Without delay_delete enabled, checking for images in use likely takes
> too much time, so this would be limited to just images that are scrubbed
> with delay_delete.
> I wanted to bring this up here before I go to the trouble of writing a
> spec for it, particularly since it doesn't appear that glance currently
> talks to Nova as a client at all. Is this something that folks would be
> interested in having? Thanks!
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> Chris St. Pierre
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