[openstack-dev] [oslo] upgrade implications of lots of content in paste.ini

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Thu Feb 18 17:03:29 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Michael Krotscheck's message of 2016-02-18 16:53:13 +0000:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 2:29 PM Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> >
> > That change only affects sample files and documentation. It has been
> > possible for applications to override config defaults for ages. Were we
> > blocked on making effective use of that because of the doc issue for a
> > long time?
> Sample files and documentation are where we want this. If we override the
> defaults, and then a config file is modified to again overwrite those
> defaults, then suddenly a magic internal value that is presumably required
> for the feature to function properly disappears. What we're looking to do
> is guide operators and deployers to knowing what should live in their
> config file for the feature to work properly. Hence the change you created
> being what we need.
> Michael

If the deployer is only ever supposed to set the value to the default,
why do we let them change it at all? Why isn't this just something the
app sets?


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