[Openstack-operators] EXT4 as ephemeral disk

Abel Lopez alopgeek at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 22:07:42 UTC 2015

I was always a little bugged by that. Like, if you attach a new cinder volume, you have to 'newfs' it (Really showing my age there)
but if you have ephemeral disk, it already has a filesystem. I agree with Clint's latest comment that maybe the ephemeral disk should not have an FS already.

> On Jan 12, 2015, at 12:04 PM, Davanum Srinivas <davanum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Here's the original "bug" filed against Nova:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/1266262
> There has been a lot of traffic on the mailing lists in the past and
> review churns on this topic:
> http://bit.ly/ext4-ephemeral
> Based on the last thread, there are 2 reviews in progress:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/nova+branch:master+topic:bug/1266262,n,z
> And the Nova core team suggested adding a blueprint (in the last Nova meeting)
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/ext4-as-ephemeral-disk
> Please take a look to see if the changes in progress will work in your
> environment(s) and let us know
> thanks,
> dims
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