AW: [gnocchi][telemetry][ceilometer][cloudkitty] Gnocchi unmaintained

Thomas Goirand zigo at
Thu Nov 21 16:25:46 UTC 2019

On 11/21/19 2:57 PM, Sean Mooney wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-11-21 at 13:29 +0100, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> On 11/19/19 9:55 PM, Lingxian Kong wrote:
>>> I don't think the license change will affect the cloud that only uses
>>> MongoDB as internal service backend storage unless I'm missing
>>> something.
>> What you are probably missing, is that none of the downstream
>> distribution will continue to package MongoDB. That, for sure, will have
>> an effect on what people will use.
>> If an operator decides to still continue to use these back-end, probably
>> it's going to be using outside of the distro packages, which leads to
>> many problems, including:
>> - inferior quality packages.
>> - availability of the repositories (ie: not enough mirror, just the one
>> of upstream).
>> - impossibility to redistribute the packages (for example: on an ISO
>> image, or in a repository), and it may even be forbidden to publish a
>> public repository with it.
>> - probably, folks contributing to config management project will be
>> reluctant to offer compatibility for these back-ends.
>> With my Debian OpenStack package maintainer hat on: I will certainly
>> ignore any backend that would be using MongoDB or InfluxDB, as these
>> cannot be used without non-debian packages.
> influxdb is mit licensed so im not sure why you would not be able to package
> or redistribute it in debian.
> mongodb is a different story but we shoudl not paint influx with the same brush
> and it should be a valid alternitive to Gnocchi as it is a time serise database.

Unless I'm mistaking, that's the non-clusterable version only.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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