[openstack-dev] [OpenStack Foundation] Finding people to work on the EC2 API in Nova

Alexandre Levine alevine at cloudscaling.com
Fri Jan 30 20:07:32 UTC 2015


We sure we can fix it and we know how. The only problem is to somehow 
get a hand with reviewing and approvals speed? Is there any remedy for 
this? I've asked Michael already above in the thread, but I don't 
presume that it's possible even to allow one of us to become core 
reviewer for EC2 part of the nova? Or is it?

Best regards,
   Alex Levine

On 1/30/15 10:57 PM, Tim Bell wrote:
> Alex,
> Many thanks for the constructive approach. I've added an item to the 
> list for the Ops meetup in March to see who would be interested to help.
> As discussed on the change, it is likely that there would need to be 
> some additional Nova APIs added to support the full EC2 semantics. 
> Thus, there would need to support from the Nova team to enable these 
> additional functions.  Having tables in the EC2 layer which get out of 
> sync with those in the Nova layer would be a significant problem in 
> production.
> I think this would merit a good slot in the Vancouver design sessions 
> so we can also discuss documentation, migration, packaging, 
> configuration management, scaling, HA, etc.
> Tim
> *From:*matt [mailto:matt at nycresistor.com]
> *Sent:* 30 January 2015 20:44
> *To:* Alexandre Levine
> *Cc:* foundation at lists.openstack.org; OpenStack Development Mailing 
> List (not for usage questions)
> *Subject:* Re: [OpenStack Foundation] [openstack-dev] Finding people 
> to work on the EC2 API in Nova
> +1 cloudscaling has been pretty involved in ec2 support for openstack 
> for a long while now.
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Alexandre Levine 
> <alevine at cloudscaling.com <mailto:alevine at cloudscaling.com>> wrote:
>     Michael,
>     Our team can take the effort. We're the ones doing the stackforge
>     EC2 API and we can maintain the nova's EC2 in acceptable state for
>     the time being as well.
>     If you can give us any permissions and leverage to not just
>     contribute fixes and tests but also have a say in approval of
>     those (maybe to just one of us) then it'll be fast. Otherwise
>     it'll happen in due time but our previous attempts to contribute
>     some fixes for EC2 API in nova took usually more than half a year
>     to get through.
>     Best regards
>       Alex Levine
>     On 1/30/15 3:01 AM, Michael Still wrote:
>         Hi,
>         as you might have read on openstack-dev, the Nova EC2 API
>         implementation is in a pretty sad state. I wont repeat all of
>         those
>         details here -- you can read the thread on openstack-dev for
>         detail.
>         However, we got here because no one is maintaining the code in
>         Nova
>         for the EC2 API. This is despite repeated calls over the last 18
>         months (at least).
>         So, does the Foundation have a role here? The Nova team has
>         failed to
>         find someone to help us resolve these issues. Can the board
>         perhaps
>         find resources as the representatives of some of the largest
>         contributors to OpenStack? Could the Foundation employ someone
>         to help
>         us our here?
>         I suspect the correct plan is to work on getting the stackforge
>         replacement finished, and ensuring that it is feature
>         compatible with
>         the Nova implementation. However, I don't want to preempt the
>         design
>         process -- there might be other ways forward here.
>         I feel that a continued discussion which just repeats the last 18
>         months wont actually fix the situation -- its time to "break
>         out" of
>         that mode and find other ways to try and get someone working
>         on this
>         problem.
>         Thoughts welcome.
>         Michael
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