[openstack-dev] [neutron] The future of Xen + OVS support

Kevin Benton blak111 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 21:06:19 UTC 2015

It might make sense to send this to the users list as well. There may be a
large deployment out there with resources willing to at least test changes
even if they don't have any upstream development resources.

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:50 PM, Maru Newby <marun at redhat.com> wrote:

> There have been a couple of patches [1] [2] proposed to neutron recently
> that could impact our support for Xen+OVS, but I don’t see an easy way for
> us to validate such changes.  I’m not aware of a 3rd party CI job that runs
> against Xen, and I don’t know of any active contributors able to manually
> validate changes.  Unless this changes, I think we should consider
> deprecating support for Xen in kilo.  We can’t afford to block changes for
> fear of breaking something that nobody seems to care about.
> I’m hoping this post serves as a wake-up call to anyone that wants to see
> neutron maintain its support for Xen, and that they will be willing to
> devote resources to ensure that support for it continues.  I’ve also added
> this issue to next week’s irc meeting [3].
> Maru
> 1: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/148969/
> 2: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/158805
> 3: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Network/Meetings#On_Demand_Agenda
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