[placement] update 19-12

Chris Dent cdent+os at anticdent.org
Fri Mar 29 14:07:45 UTC 2019

HTML: https://anticdent.org/placement-update-19-12.html

Placement update 19-12. Nearing 1/4 of the way through the year.

I won't be around on Monday, if someone else can chair the
that would be great. Or feel free to cancel it.

# Most Important

An RC2 was cut earlier this week, expecting it to be the last, but
there are a [couple of
which could be put in an RC3 if we were inclined that way.

We merged a first suite of [contribution
These are worth reading as they explain how to manage bugs, start
new features, and be a good reviewer. Because of the introduction of
StoryBoard, processes are different from what you may have been used
to in Nova.

Because of limited time and space and conflicting responsibilities
the Placement team will be doing a [Virtual

# What's Changed

* The contribution guidelines linked above describe how to manage
   specs, which will now be in-tree. If you have a spec to propose or
   re-propose (from stein in nova), it now goes in

* Some [image type traits](https://review.openstack.org/648147) have
   merged (to be used in a nova-side request pre-filter), but the
   change  has exposed an issue we'll need to resolve: os-traits and
   os-resource-classes are under the cycle-with-intermediary style
   release which means that at this time in the cycle it is difficult
   to make a release which can delay work. We could switch to
   independent. This would make sense for libraries that are
   basically lists of strings. It's hard to break that. We could also
   investigate making os-traits and os-resource-classes
   required-projects in job templates in zuul. This would allow them
   to be "tox siblings". Or we could wait. Please express an
   opinion if you have one.

* In discussion in `#openstack-nova` about the patch to [delete
   placement from nova](https://review.openstack.org/#/c/618215/), it
   was decided that rather than merge that after the final RC, we
   would wait until the PTG. There is discussion on the patch which
   attempts to explain the reasons why.

# Specs/Blueprint/Features

* The spec for [forbidden aggregate
   has merged.

* The two traits-related specs from stein will need to be
   re-proposed to placement for train:

     * [any traits](http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/nova-specs/specs/stein/approved/placement-any-traits-in-allocation_candidates-query.html)
     * [mixing required traits](http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/nova-specs/specs/stein/approved/placement-mixing-required-traits-with-any-traits.html)

* The spec for [request group
   mapping](https://review.openstack.org/597601) will need to be

# Bugs

* StoryBoard stories in [the placement
   group](https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/project_group/placement): 4
* Placement related [bugs not yet in progress](https://goo.gl/TgiPXb): 14.
* [In progress placement bugs](https://goo.gl/vzGGDQ) 7. +1.

We should do a bug squash day at some point. Should we wait until
after the PTG or no?

Note that the [contribution
has some information on how to evaluate new stories and what tags to

# osc-placement

osc-placement is currently behind by 13 microversions.

Pending changes:

* [support for 1.19](https://review.openstack.org/#/c/641094/)
* [support for 1.21](https://review.openstack.org/#/c/641123/)
* [aggregate allocation ratio

# Main Themes

Be thinking about what you'd like the main themes to be. Put them on
the [PTG

# Other Placement

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:2005297-negative-aggregate-membership>
   Negative member of aggregate filtering resource providers and
   allocation candidates. This is nearly ready.

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/c/645255/>
   This is a start at unit tests for the PlacementFixture. It is
   proving a bit "fun" to get right, as there are many layers
   involved. Making sure seemingly unrelated changes in placement
   don't break the nova gate is important. Besides these unit tests,
   there's discussion on the PTG etherpad of running the nova
   functional tests, or a subset thereof, in placement's check run.

     On the one hand this is a pain and messy, but on the other
     consider what we're enabling: Functional tests that use the real
     functionality of an external service (real data, real web
     requests), not stubs or fakes.

* <https://review.openstack.org/641404>
   Use ``code`` role in api-ref titles

# Other Service Users

There's a lot here, but it is certain this is not all of it. If I
missed something you care about, followup mentioning it.

* <https://review.openstack.org/552924>
   Nova: Spec: Proposes NUMA topology with RPs

* <https://review.openstack.org/622893>
   Nova: Spec: Virtual persistent memory libvirt driver

* <https://review.openstack.org/641899>
   Nova: Check compute_node existence in when nova-compute reports
   info to placement

* <https://review.openstack.org/601596>
   Nova: spec: support virtual persistent memory

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1790204>
   Workaround doubling allocations on resize

* <https://review.openstack.org/555081>
   Nova: Spec: Standardize CPU resource tracking

* <https://review.openstack.org/646029>
   Nova: Spec: Use in_tree getting allocation candidates

* <https://review.openstack.org/645316>
   Nova: Pre-filter hosts based on multiattach volume support

* <https://review.openstack.org/606199>
   Ironic: A fresh way of looking at step retrieval

* <https://review.openstack.org/647396>
   Nova: Add flavor to requested_resources in RequestSpec

* <https://review.openstack.org/633204>
   Blazar: Retry on inventory update conflict

* <https://review.openstack.org/640080>
   Nova: Use aggregate_add_host in nova-manage

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bp/count-quota-usage-from-placement>
   Nova: count quota usage from placement

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1819923>
   Nova: nova-manage: heal port allocations

* <https://review.openstack.org/648500>
   Tempest: Init placement client in tempest Manager object

* <https://review.openstack.org/624335>
   puppet-tripleo: Initial extraction of the Placement service from Nova

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1821824>
   Nova: bug fix prevent forbidden traits from working as expected

* <https://review.openstack.org/648665>
   Nova: Spec for a new nova virt driver to manage an RSD

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1819460>
   Nova: Handle placement error during re-schedule

* <https://review.openstack.org/#/c/642067/>
   Helm: Allow more generic overrides for nova placement-api

* <https://review.openstack.org/647578>
   Nova: add spec for image metadata prefiltering

Chris Dent                       ٩◔̯◔۶           https://anticdent.org/
freenode: cdent                                         tw: @anticdent

More information about the openstack-discuss mailing list