[openstack-dev] [nova] Announcing my candidacy for PTL

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Mar 14 18:57:07 UTC 2016

On 03/14/2016 02:46 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> Hi everyone, this is my announcement to run for Nova PTL in the Newton
> cycle.
> First off, I see the Nova PTL role as a service position to the rest of
> the team. The job of the PTL is to organize the release schedule, help
> people coordinate and do a lot of the administrative work with the
> release team and other project teams to try and keep things as smooth as
> possible for developers to do what they do best, with as little
> distraction as possible. Given Nova's maturity and existing strong
> technical development team, I see the PTL now as less of a technical
> overlord and as more of a manager, and that's how I'd try to work.
> I've noticed more sub-teams organizing within Nova in the last cycle or
> two and really want to continue to foster that model. For example, there
> were dedicated sub-teams around priorities like cells v2, live
> migration, notifications and the scheduler. Those sub-teams were holding
> regular meetings and bringing forth issues and status to the broader
> team as necessary. I think this makes those priority efforts more
> productive since we work better when focused for shorter
> periods of time on specific goals.
> John did a great job of fostering others to own parts of the work via
> CPLs, the bug triage team, and bringing up potential nova core
> additions. I want to continue that work since I think having different
> people in these roles helps them grow within the project and the
> community. I'd like to also get Nova more involved with the operator
> community, which probably starts with a CPL attending the operator
> meeting and bringing back news to the Nova team. It amazes me how much
> we still generally work in silos and don't effectively community issues
> across groups of teams and I want to make that better.
> Which brings me to my main focus for Newton, which is cross-project
> priorities. There are several items that need to make progress in Newton
> to move not only Nova but other projects forward. These include:
> * Get-me-a-network (Nova/Neutron)
> * os-vif integration (Nova/Neutron)
> * os-brick + privsep integration (Nova/Cinder)
> * Volume multiattach (Nova/Cinder)
> * Glance v2 integration (Nova/Glance)
> We also have to continue moving forward with Cells V2 and the scheduler
> / resource tracker work. We already have sub-teams/owners for a few of
> these items but some are going to require renewed focus, and as PTL I'd
> be working with other projects on setting up plans/goals on how to
> accomplish these in Newton and then communicating those back to the
> broader team so we can all be on the same page. I loved seeing the
> status updates in the mailing list toward the end of Mitaka and want to
> continue seeing that type of communication.
> We need to do _something_ about the release scheduling for blueprints,
> meaning priority and non-priority, and also having time at the end to
> stabilize and get bugs fixed. We spend a lot of time reviewing specs
> (like most of the first milestone), then non-priority features, and
> finally trying to sprint on the things we said were priorities but we
> for some reason schedule to work on at the end of the release, when
> every is tired and time is short to make big changes if necessary. I
> think we need to flip that somehow so that priorities actually get
> treated like priorities early in the cycle and have focused effort
> by the core team.
> And last but not least, QA is always a special focus of mine because if
> the gate is busted or we're landing busted code for a lack of testing,
> it doesn't really matter what else we do. That's why we need to get a
> Ceph job back voting reliably on Nova (and Cinder/Glance), along with a
> trunk libvirt job we've been talking about since Kilo - which will also
> feed into a dedicated live migration job. So as PTL those would be
> things I'd want to help move forward.
> If you've made it through all of this, thanks and congratulations!
> Regardless of the election I plan to do my best to serve the project and
> the people working on it in Newton.
> Thanks,
> Matt Riedemann
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Hi Matt:

I'll ask this on the list as it is the first question that occurred to
me while seeing your announcement and I'm probably not the only one with
this question.

You are currently the PTL of the stable team. What is your intention
regarding the stable team?

Thanks Matt,

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