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

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Jan 29 23:52:58 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 2:37 AM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.

I agree that it is best for the ec2 API implementation in Kilo nova to
work with modern botos. Thanks Daniel for volunteering to work on it.


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