[openstack-dev] [Cinder] Requirements for re-adding Gluster support

Eric Harney eharney at redhat.com
Wed Jul 26 21:16:00 UTC 2017

On 07/26/2017 05:08 PM, John Griffith wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:42 AM, Sean McGinnis <sean.mcginnis at gmx.com>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:30:49PM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
>>> On 2017-07-26 12:56:55 +0200 (+0200), Niels de Vos wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> My current guess is that adding a 3rd party CI [3] for Gluster is
>>>> the only missing piece?
>>> [...]
>>> I thought GlusterFS was free/libre software. If so, won't the Cinder
>>> team allow upstream testing in OpenStack's CI system for free
>>> backends/drivers? Maintaining a third-party CI system for that seems
>>> like overkill, but I'm unfamiliar with Cinder's particular driver
>>> testing policies.
>>> --
>>> Jeremy Stanley
>> You are correct Jeremy. It wasn't a CI issue that caused the removal.
>> IIRC, Red Hat decided to focus on Ceph as the platform for Cinder
>> storage.
> Just confirming Sean's recollection, Eric Harney from Redhat was pretty
> much the sole maintainer of the Gluster code in Cinder and the decision was
> made that he would stop maintaining/supporting the Gluster driver in Cinder
> (and I believe he actually put out some calls asking for any volunteers
> that might want to pick it up).  I'll certainly let Eric speak to any
> details if he wishes so I don't misrepresent.
> The bottom line is there was only one person maintaining it, CI is
> relatively easy with Gluster, there was even (IIRC) infra already in place
> to deploy/test in the upstream gate.
Yeah, this was pretty much it -- bringing back the driver just revolves
around having a person assigned to own and maintain it.

>From a technical point of view there are not a lot of steps involved
here, we can restore the previous gate jobs and driver code and I expect
things would still be in working order.

I can help coordinate these things with the new owner.

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