[openstack-dev] [nova] config options: IRC meeting at Jan. 11th

Markus Zoeller mzoeller at de.ibm.com
Wed Jan 13 08:36:56 UTC 2016

Esra Celik <celik.esra at tubitak.gov.tr> wrote on 01/12/2016 12:55:25 PM:

> From: Esra Celik <celik.esra at tubitak.gov.tr>
> To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" 
> <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>, Markus Zoeller/Germany/IBM at IBMDE
> Date: 01/12/2016 12:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [nova] config options: IRC meeting at Jan. 

> > I think we have the technical and organizational issues solved now
> > and we should focus on enhancing the help texts of the config options
> > you have moved in other patches to give the core reviewers a single
> > bucket of a finished piece of work to review.

> We will wait for the moved config options to be merged to prepare 
> another patchset with improved help texts, right?
> I could actually commit a patch with improved help texts that depends 
> on the first patch..

The latter approach is the one I mean. By this approach a reviewer
can check that the move is OK (which is simple to review) and then
review the enhanced help texts (a bit more complex to review) in
a row.

> > I do also realize now that I didn't make you aware of the possibility
> > to prevent a re-introduction of options in the modules you already
> > cleaned [1]. I think that could be useful.
> > References:
> > [1] 
> > https://github.com/openstack/nova/blob/
> > 928813ca2b23690b4468830dd70a6cc6048181fa/nova/hacking/checks.py#L567

> I am not sure if I understood this correctly. Do you mean we should 
> check if any changes to the options occurred since we moved them to 
> nove/conf directory?

No, that's not what I meant. You can enhance the hacking check in your
"move-config-option" patch to keep that area clean for the future.
Like I did with the database options in [1]. This gives a hint to other
contributors, who want to introduce new config options, that they
should be declared in "nova/conf/".

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/263804/2/nova/hacking/checks.py

Regards, Markus Zoeller (markus_z)

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