[openstack-dev] [nova] pci pass through turing complete config options?

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Sun Nov 9 19:19:47 UTC 2014

On 7 Nov 2014 16:57, "Ian Wienand" <iwienand at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/2014 12:42 AM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> Another way to do this, which has been used in some other projects,
>> is to define one option for a list of “names” of things, and use
>> those names to make groups with each field
> I've proposed that in [1].  I look forward to some -1's :)
>> OTOH, oslo.config is not the only way we have to support
>> configuration. This looks like a good example of settings that are
>> more complex than what oslo.config is meant to handle, and that
>> might be better served in a separate file with the location of that
>> file specified in an oslo.config option.
> My personal opinion is that yet-another-config-file in possibly
> yet-another-format is just a few lines of code, but has a pretty high
> cost for packagers, testers, admins, etc.  So I feel like that's
> probably a last-resort.

Mangling hardware data into an obtuse format is harder than it needs to be.
Dropping a new file in /etc is very ready for a deployer.
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