[nova][dev] Fixing eventlet monkey patching in Nova

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Sun Mar 17 22:05:05 UTC 2019

On 3/15/19 8:17 PM, Sean Mooney wrote:
> i know its unrealistic to transition away from eventlet entirly
> while we still support python 2

Oh! One more good reason to get rid of Python 2. Thanks. :)

> but i would like to avoid useing eventlets where
> it is not needed. we currently have a test only depency on eventlet that i hope to
> remove form os-vif in train but one of my personal goals in U or if we proceed with
> a unified agent as a comunity goal would be to remove the use of eventlets entirely.


> this has come up in the past so im not going to rathole on it but when we move to python3
> only i how we can reassess as a comunity if we can move to python3 native asyncio and
> remove the need for monkey patching entirly. the current design of our agent code
> makes that challanging but the api is far cleaner and should not require eventlet at
> least in principal.

When are we planning to get rid of Python 2? My understanding is that
pretty much all downstream distros have flipped the switch, no?


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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