[openstack-dev] [nova] Initial oslo.privsep conversion?

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Jun 8 21:10:43 UTC 2016

While sitting in Angus' cross-project session on oslo.privsep at the 
Austin summit I believe I had a conversation with myself in my head that 
Nova should stop adding new rootwrap filters and anything new should use 

For example:


However, we don't have anything in Nova using oslo.privsep directly. We 
have os-brick and soon we'll have os-vif using oslo.privsep, but those 
are indirect.

Looking at the change in Neutron for using privsep [1] it's pretty 
complicated. So I'm struggling with requiring new changes to Nova that 
require new rootwrap filters to use privsep when we don't have an 
example in tree of how to do this.

Is anyone working on something like that yet that I haven't seen? If 
not, has anyone thought about doing something or is interested in doing 
it? Because I don't think it's really fair to prevent new things until 
that happens - although the flip side to that is there isn't an example 
until someone is forced to do it.

Other thoughts? Is anyone willing to help here? I'm assuming there will 
need to be hand-holding from Angus at least initially.

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/155631/



Matt Riedemann

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