[openstack-dev] [Nova][Glance] Nova + Glance_v2 = Love
zhengzhenyulixi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 03:55:31 UTC 2016
Agreed with Sam, the point 6 is actually very important now for production
deployment, as volume-backed instance is very common. Maybe we should keep
it until we find a better solution.
On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 9:41 PM, Sam Matzek <matzeksam at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 7:49 AM, Mikhail Fedosin <mfedosin at mirantis.com>
> > Hello, it's another topic about glance v2 adoption in Nova, but it's
> > different from the others. I want to declare that there is a set of
> > that make Nova version agnostic and allow to work with both glance apis.
> > idea of the solution is to determine the current api version in the
> > beginning and make appropriate requests after.
> > (https://review.openstack.org/#/c/228578/,
> > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/238309/,
> > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/259097/)
> > Indeed, it requires some additional (and painful) work, but now all
> > tests pass in Jenkins.
> > Note: this thread is not about xenplugin, there is another topic, called
> > 'Xenplugin + Glance_v2 = Hate'
> > Here the main issues we faced and how we've solved them:
> > 1. "changes-since" filter for image-list is not supported in v2 api.
> > Lewis made a great job and implemented a set of filters with comparison
> > operators https://review.openstack.org/#/c/197388/. Filtering by
> > 'changes-since' is completely similar to 'gte:updated_at'.
> > 2. Filtering by custom properties must have prefix 'property-'. In v2
> > not required.
> > 3. V2 states that all custom properties must be image attributes, but
> > assumes that they are included in 'properties' dictionary. It's fixed
> > glanceclient's method 'is_base_property(prop_name)', that returns False
> > case of custom property.
> > 4. is_public=True/False is visibility="public"/"private" respectively.
> > 5. Deleting custom image properties in Nova is performed with
> > flag. If it's set to True, then all prop names, that are not included in
> > updated data, will be removed. In case of v2 we have to explicitly
> > prop names in the list param 'remove_props'. To implement this
> behaviour, if
> > 'purge_props' is set, we make additional 'get' request to determine the
> > existing properties and put in 'remove_prop' list only those, that are
> > in updated_data.
> > 6. My favourite:
> > There is an ability to activate an empty image by just providing 'size =
> > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/9715/, in this case image will be a
> > collection of metadata. Glance v2 doesn't support this "feature" and
> > why we have to implement a very dirty workaround:
> > * v2 requires, that disk_format and container-format must be set
> > the activation. if these params are not provided to 'create' method then
> > hardcode it to 'qcow2' and 'bare'.
> > * we call 'upload' method with empty data (data = '') to activate
> > Me (and the rest glance team) think that this image activation with
> > zero-size is inconsistent and we won't implement it in v2. So, I'm going
> > ask if Nova really needs this feature and maybe it's possible to make it
> > work without it.
> Nova uses this functionality when it creates snapshots of volume
> backed instances, that is, instances that only have Cinder volumes
> attached and do not have an ephemeral disk.
> In this case Nova API creates Cinder snapshots for the Cinder volumes
> and builds the block_device_mapping property with block devices that
> reference the Cinder snapshots. Nova activates this image with size=0
> because this image does not have a disk and simply refers to the
> collection of Cinder snapshots that collectively comprise the binary
> image. Callers of Glance outside of Nova may also use the APIs to
> create "block device mapping" images as well that contain references
> to Cinder volumes to attach, blank volumes to create, snapshots to
> create volumes from, etc during the server creation. Not having the
> ability to create these images with V2 is a loss of function.
> The callers could supply 1 byte of junk data, like a space character,
> but that would result in a junk image being stored in Glance's default
> backing store for the image. It would also give the impression that a
> real disk image exists for the image in a backing store which could be
> fetched, which is incorrect.
> If I remember correctly Glance V2 lets you transition an image from
> queued to active state with size = 0 if the image is using an external
> backing store such as http. The store is then called to fetch the
> size. Would it be possible to allow Glance to consider images with
> size = 0 and the block_device_mapping property to be "externally
> sourced" and allow the transition?
> > In conclusion, I want to congratulate you with this huge progress and say
> > there is a big chance that we can deprecate glance v1 in Mitaka cycle.
> > Hooray!
> > And Merry Christmas!
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Mikhail Fedosin
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