[openstack-dev] [ceilometer] Time for API removal?

gordon chung gord at live.ca
Fri Oct 13 16:30:09 UTC 2017

adding ops list

On 2017-10-13 11:01 AM, Julien Danjou wrote:
> Hey there,
> We deprecated the Ceilometer API last year (Ocata) and our latest user
> survery shows than more than 50% of our users are now using Gnocchi or
> something else than the old deprecated storage methods.

thanks to all those that moved off legacy storage.

> I'm starting to think it's time to stop carrying this dead code around.
> The biggest reason, other than cleaning our code base, is to stop having
> confusing options such as, e.g., "time-to-live" that make users being
> confused about where to configure the expiration of their metrics.
> The question, is there any compelling reason to keep this deprecated
> stuffs for one more cycle?
i'm ok with removing it. the amount of questions i've fielded related to 
Ceilometer API has dropped over the year we've officially deprecated 
it[1]. more importantly, we've had arguably no non-trivial patches to 
improve this legacy code for over 2 years so it's probably best to 
remove it so any new users don't read an old doc and attempt to install 
ceilometer storage.

i just checked docs and the install guide docs back to newton already 
tell people to use Gnocchi or something else.

tl;dr let's burn this down unless some hidden figure who's contributing 
speaks up.




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