[openstack-dev] [all][db][performance] Proposal: Get rid of soft deletion (step by step)

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 17:15:31 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-03-12 at 11:37 +0000, CARVER, PAUL wrote:
> I have personally witnessed someone (honestly, not me) select "Terminate Instance" when they meant "Reboot Instance" and that mistake is way too easy. I'm not sure if it was a brain mistake or mere slip of the mouse, but it's enough to make people really nervous in a production environment. If there's one thing you can count on about human beings, it's that they'll make mistakes sooner or later. Any system that assumes infallible human beings as a design criteria is making an invalid assumption.

That's why GUIs should have a dialog box that says "Are you sure you
want to terminate this server?".

There's prevention of common mistakes, and then there's going out of
your way to ensure that the cloud acts like a text editor with an
unlimiited undo buffer.


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