[openstack-dev] [Ironic] Time to decide something on the vendor tools repo

Ruby Loo rlooyahoo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 15:07:17 UTC 2015

On 4 June 2015 at 09:29, Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at redhat.com> wrote:

On the summit we were discussing things like chassis discovery, and arrived
> at rough conclusion that we want it to be somewhere in a separate repo.
> More precisely, we wanted some place for vendor to contribute code (aka
> scripts) that aren't good fit for both standard interfaces and existing
> vendor passthrough (chassis discovery again is a good example).
> Our summit notes are sparse on this topic [1], but I'll add in what I see

> I suggest to decide something finally to unblock people. A few questions
> follow:
> Should we
> 1. create one repo for all vendors (say, ironic-contrib-tools)

from summit, "the advantage of having them in one place is that they will
get used and improved by other vendors"

Presumably there'd be subdirectories, one for each vendor and/or based on

The disadvantage maybe, is who will maintain/own (and merge stuff) in this

2. create a repo for every vendor appearing

from summit, "Creating an ironic-utils-<vendor> repo on stackforge to host
each manufacturer set of tools and document the directo"

> 3. ask vendors to go for stackforge, at least until their solution shapes
> (like we did with inspector)?

I think whatever is decided, should be in stackforge.

> 4. %(your_variant)s
> If we go down 1-2 route, should
> 1. ironic-core team own the new repo(s)?
> 2. or should we form a new team from interested people?
> (1 and 2 and not exclusive actually).
> I personally would go for #3 - stackforge. We already have e.g.
> stackforge/proliantutils as an example of something closely related to
> Ironic, but still independent.
> I'm also fine with #1#1 (one repo, owned by group of interested people).

I don't think any of these third-party tools should be owned by the ironic

I think that interested parties should get together (or not) to decide
where they'd like to put their stuff. Ironic wiki pages (or somewhere) can
have a link pointing to these other repo(s).


[1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/liberty-ironic-rack-to-ready-state
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