[openstack-dev] [Neutron][L2 Agent][Debt] Bootstrapping an L2 agent debt repayment task force

Armando M. armamig at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 02:53:38 UTC 2014

Hi Henry,

Thanks for your input.

> No attention to argue on agent vs. agentless, built-in reference vs.
> external controller, Openstack is an open community. But, I just want
> to say that modularized agent re-factoring does make a lot of sense,
> while forcing customer to piggyback an extra SDN controller on their
> Cloud solution is not the only future direction of Neutron.

My main reference was with having the Kilo timeframe in mind. Once, we made
a clear demarcation between the various components, then they can develop
in isolation, which is very valuable IMO.
If enough critical mass gets behind an agent-based solution to control the
networking layer whichever it may be, I would be definitely okay with that,
but I don't think that is what Neutron should be concerned about, but
rather enabling these extra capabilities, the same way Nova does so with

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