[openstack-dev] [Nova] Questions about instance actions' update and finish

Edward Leafe ed at leafe.com
Thu Jun 30 03:13:54 UTC 2016

On Jun 29, 2016, at 10:05 PM, Matt Riedemann <mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>>> 2. The updated_at field is also empty, should we sync the updated_at
>>> time to the created_at time when we create the action and also update
>>> it whenever the action status changed, e.g finished.
>> When a finish_time is recorded that should definitely also update
>> updated_at. I would be in favor of having updated_at set when the
>> instance action is created. I've never fully understood why Nova doesn't
>> do that generally.
> As discussed in the API meeting this morning, I thought it would be odd to set updated_at = created_at when the record is created.

It's really very common. Think of 'updated_at' as meaning 'the last time this record was modified'. For a new record, the initial creation is also the last time it was modified.

-- Ed Leafe

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