[Openstack-operators] Configuration file validator

Anne Gentle anne at openstack.org
Tue Jan 27 17:13:06 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:45 AM, Christian Berendt <berendt at b1-systems.de>

> Do you think there is a need for a configuration file validator?

This topic has come up at the last couple of operators sessions I've been
to, both at the summit and the midcycle, so I think there's a need you'll
meet with one! Sounds great, thanks Christian for being willing to put it
on Stackforge.


> Sometimes I have nasty issues in manual created configuration files
> (e.g. a parameter in a wrong section or a mistyped name of a section or
> parameter).
> The services themself to not validate the configuration files for
> logical issues. They check if the syntax is valid. They do not check if
> the parameter or section names makes sense (e.g. from time to time
> parameters change the sections or are deprecated in a new release) or if
> the used values for a parameter are correct.
> I started implementing a quick and dircty proof of concept script (I
> called it validus) to validate configuration files based on oslo.config
> and stevedore.
> If there exists a need I will cleanup, complete, and publish my proof of
> concept script on Stackforge. Just want to clarify first whether a need
> exists or not.
> Christian.
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