[Openstack-operators] Deprecation of in tree EC2 API in Nova for Kilo release

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Thu Jan 29 10:37:22 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 01:39:31PM -0800, Michael Still wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at cern.ch> wrote:
> > There are currently 35% of openstack clouds from the survey using
> > this feature. I would therefore propose that this be reviewed with
> > the operators in detail before a rapid depreciation is performed.
> > To the best of my knowledge, the new package is not yet in use in
> > production.
> The patch itself doesn't actually propose a rapid removal. Its marked
> as being "removed in a future release". The reality is that this code
> has been largely abandoned for a long time... We're just trying to be
> more honest with signalling that to users. So I think we're on the
> same page here.
> > At CERN, we are highly dependent on this function and while it does
> > not provide 100% compatibility, it works pretty well.
> What happens when CERN upgrades to a modern boto and auth doesn't
> work? That's been known for at least a week or two and no one has
> stepped up to fix it.

That's a failing of the Nova team that must be addressed. As maintainers
it is our job to produce software that meets the needs of our users. We
have 35% of users reporting they use this EC2 code, so fixing any problems
should be a high priority item & these bugs considered release blockers
for Kilo.

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