[openstack-dev] [oslo] Should we drop kafka driver ?

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Wed Nov 30 16:45:11 UTC 2016

Mehdi Abaakouk wrote:
> Hi,
> I think my subject is clear :) , but I will add some facts that can help
> to the decision:
> * It uses only deprecated python-kafka API [1] [2]
> * It's not python3 compatible [3]
> * We still don't have kafka testing in gate
> So, one year after the driver introduction, this one is still in bad shape
> and doesn't match the requirements [4].
> These reviews looks abandoned/outdated/unmaintained:
> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/297994/ [2]
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/332105/
> Other links:
> [3] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/404802/
> [4]
> http://docs.openstack.org/developer/oslo.messaging/supported-messaging-drivers.html#testing
> And of course, we will not drop the code now, but just deprecate it for
> removal.
> Cheers,

IMHO, not just yet, dims and I have been trying to use this driver 
recently (for notifications only in my case) and I am more than willing 
to try to get the changes needed to get this into a healthy state (from 
my understanding dims and friends have been working through this as well).

One of the places for gate testing that is still being worked on is the 
following: https://github.com/jd/pifpaf/pull/28

That will aid with some of the gate testing.


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