[openstack-dev] [nova] should we have a stale data indication in "nova list/show"?

Joe Gordon joe.gordon0 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 21:51:59 UTC 2014

On Jun 24, 2014 2:47 PM, "Rick Jones" <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:
> On 06/24/2014 02:38 PM, Joe Gordon wrote:
>> I agree nova shouldn't take any actions. But I don't think leaving an
>> instance as 'active' is right either.  I was thinking move instance to
>> error state (maybe an unknown state would be more accurate) and let the
>> user deal with it, versus just letting the user deal with everything.
>> Since nova knows something *may* be wrong shouldn't we convey that to
>> the user (I'm not 100% sure we should myself).
> I suspect the user's first action will be to call Support asking "Hey,
why is my perfectly usable instance showing-up in the ERROR|UNKNOWN state?"

True, but the alternative is, why is this dead instance listed as ACTIVE,
and I am being billed for it too. I think this is a loose-loose

> rick jones
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