[openstack-dev] [all] Austin Summit Panel on Generation of Sample Configuration Option Files

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Mon Jan 4 22:35:28 UTC 2016

So just out of curiosity:


Why does this not use 
https://github.com/openstack/cinder/blob/master/setup.cfg#L44 to find 
the exposed cinder configuration options (and drivers that cinder 
has/provides should expose a similar entrypoint and so-on)?

Also just brainstorming, but said 'generate_cinder_opts.py' should 
likely also have the output of `pip freeze` (sorted and canonicalized 
would be best to) because the generated opts that are found in other 
libraries (those libraries should/typically expose an entrypoint to list 
there own opts) depend on *exactly* what version of the package(s) is 
installed (yes I know this makes the application <-> library API for 
those libraries extremely weak/non-existent but this is how things have 


Kendall J Nelson wrote:
> Hello,
> In brainstorming ideas for talks at the upcoming summit, I thought about
> some of the things I had worked on for Cinder and what could still be
> improved. One of the things I have been looking into is the generation
> of sample configuration option files. Upon initial research it looks
> like none of the main projects are doing it the same way. I thought it
> might be interesting to get a panel together to talk about how it is
> done for each project, why it is done that way for each project, and
> maybe discuss a more universal approach that could be implemented in
> oslo and used by all the projects. Please let me know if you have
> knowledge on your project’s method and are interested in being part of a
> panel.
> If you are interested in looking at Cinder’s approach, here is the patch
> I implemented to make the generation of the sample config file dynamic:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/219700/
> All the Best,
> *Kendall J. Nelson*
> Software Engineer &
> Openstack Cinder Contributor
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