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

Maru Newby marun at redhat.com
Wed Mar 4 00:36:35 UTC 2015

> On Mar 3, 2015, at 1:06 PM, Kevin Benton <blak111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Good call, I’ve cross-posted to the user list as you suggest.

> 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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