[openstack-dev] [nova] Updating a volume attachment

Shoham Peller shoham.peller at stratoscale.com
Thu Feb 11 17:20:27 UTC 2016

Thank you Andrea for your reply.

I know this spec and it is indeed a viable solution.
However, I think allowing users to update the attachment detail, rather
than detach and re-attach a volume for every change is more robust and more

Also, IMHO it's a better user-experience if users can use a single API call
instead of detach API call, poll for the detachment, re-attach the volume,
and poll again for the attachment if they want to powerup the VM.
The bdm DB updating, can happen from nova-api, without IRC'ing a compute
node, and thus return only when the request has been completed fully.

Don't you agree it's needed, even when detaching a boot volume is possible?


On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 7:04 PM, Andrea Rosa <andrea.rosa at hpe.com> wrote:
> Hi
> On 11/02/16 16:51, Shoham Peller wrote:
> > if the volume we want to update is the boot
> > volume, detaching to update the bdm, is not even possible.
> You might be interested in the approved spec [1] we have for Mitaka
> (ref. detach boot volume).
> Unfortunately the spec was not part of the high-priority list and it
> didn't get implemented but we are going to propose it again for Newton.
> Regards
> --
> Andrea Rosa
> [1]
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