[openstack-dev] [nova][neutron][nfv] is there any reason neutron.allow_duplicate_networks should not be True by default?
mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Mar 11 17:56:28 UTC 2015
While looking at some other problems yesterday  I stumbled across
this feature change in Juno  which adds a config option
"allow_duplicate_networks" to the [neutron] group in nova. The default
value is False, but according to the spec  neutron allows this and
it's just exposing a feature available in neutron via nova when creating
an instance (create the instance with 2 ports from the same network).
My question then is why do we have a config option to toggle a feature
that is already supported in neutron and is really just turning a
failure case into a success case, which is generally considered OK by
our API change guidelines .
I'm wondering if there is anything about this use case that breaks other
NFV use cases, maybe something with SR-IOV / PCI? If not, I plan on
pushing a change to deprecate the option in Kilo and remove it in
Liberty with the default being to allow the operation.
That's barring getting some tests in Tempest to cover the change which
were promised in the spec but never showed up in Juno, or Kilo, so you
know, shame shame shame.
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