[nova] If any spec freeze exception now?

Balázs Gibizer balazs.gibizer at est.tech
Wed Aug 5 17:31:44 UTC 2020

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 18:18, Sean Mooney <smooney at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2020-08-06 at 01:06 +0800, yumeng bao wrote:
>>  Hi gibi and all,
>>  I wanna mention the SRIOV SmartNIC Support Spec 
>> https://review.opendev.org/#/c/742785
>>  This spec is proposed based on feedback from our PTG discussion, 
>> yet there are still open questions need to be nailed
>>  down. Since this spec involves nova neutron and cyborg,  it will 
>> probably take a long time to get ideas from different
>>  aspects and reach an agreement. Can we keep this as an exception 
>> and keep review it to reach closer to an agreement?
>>  Hopefully we can reach an agreement in Victoria, and start to land 
>> in W.
> well you dont need to close it without an exception
> the way exception work we normlly give a dealin of 1 week to finalise 
> the spec after its granted
> so basiclaly unless you think we can fully agreee all the outstanding 
> items before thursday week and merge it
> then you should just retarget the spec to the backlog or W release 
> and keep working on it rather then ask for an
> excption. exception are only for thing that we expect to merge in 
> victoria including the code.

Agree with Sean. No need for an exception to continue discussing the 
spec during the V cycle. Having the spec freeze only means that now we 
know that the SmartNIC spec is not going to be implemented in V.


>>  Xinran and I were trying to attend nova’s weekly meeting to 
>> discuss this spec, but the time too late for us. :( We
>>  will find if there is any other way to sync and response more 
>> actively to all your comments and feedback.
>>  And just to point out,  nova operations support are still one of 
>> cyborg’s high priority goals in Victoria, we will
>>  keep focus on it and won’t sacrifice time of this goal.
>>  Regards,
>>  Yumeng

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