[openstack-dev] [oslo][context] oslo.context repository review request

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 10:58:08 UTC 2014

LOL. thanks jd__ :)

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Julien Danjou <julien at danjou.info> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06 2014, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> The main reasons for splitting code into its own library are dependency
>> management, API ownership, the logical separation of the contents of the library
>> within the application stack and between other libraries, and review ACLs within
>> gerrit.
>> We have a couple of libraries (oslo.log and oslo.messaging) that want to specify
>> an API via the context base class, so the class can’t live in either of those
>> places.
>> The utils library is actually used by some of the clients now, so we need to be
>> conscious of adding dependencies there. I don’t think context will bring in any
>> real dependencies for now, but it also doesn’t seem to be a general-purpose
>> utility. We’re going to need to add some thread-local caches for setting and
>> fetching the current context, I think, either within context or in some of the
>> other libraries with callbacks invoked by the context constructor. So for
>> logical separation, a different library seemed to make more sense.
>> It’s also possible that the applications will find other uses for a shared
>> context base class, and so we’ll want to build a review team for it that isn’t
>> limited to the oslo-core team, but that’s less important than the logical
>> considerations in my mind.
> Ok, I can agree with all of that.
> I'm just not sure the burden of having yet another lib/repo/team is
> worth it for this lib. But you seem pretty confident about it and I
> don't have any massive objection.
> (And anyway I'll still have this mailing list thread to refer in a few
> months for an I-told-you-so just in case. :-)
> So that repo LGTM dims.
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