[Openstack-operators] [openstack-dev][tc][all][osprofiler] OSprofiler is dead, long live OSprofiler

Boris Pavlovic boris at pavlovic.me
Wed Nov 18 11:44:22 UTC 2015

Hi stackers,

I updated OSprofiler spec: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/103825/ reviews
are required.

Best regards,
Boris Pavlovic

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 2:57 AM, Boris Pavlovic <boris at pavlovic.me> wrote:

> Hi stackers,
> Intro
> -------
> It's not a big secret that OpenStack is huge and complicated ecosystem of
> different
> services that are working together to implement OpenStack API.
> For example booting VM is going through many projects and services:
> nova-api, nova-scheduler, nova-compute, glance-api, glance-registry,
> keystone, cinder-api, neutron-api... and many others.
> The question is how to understand what part of the request takes the most
> of the time and should be improved. It's especially interested to get such
> data under the load.
> To make it simple, I wrote OSProfiler which is tiny library that should be
> added to all OpenStack
> projects to create cross project/service tracer/profiler.
> Demo (trace of CLI command: nova boot) can be found here:
> http://boris-42.github.io/ngk.html
> This library is very simple. For those who wants to know how it works and
> how it's integrated with OpenStack take a look here:
> https://github.com/openstack/osprofiler/blob/master/README.rst
> What is the current status?
> -----------------------------------
> Good news:
> - OSprofiler is mostly done
> - OSprofiler is integrated with Cinder, Glance, Trove & Ceilometer
> Bad news:
> - OSprofiler is not integrated in a lot of important projects: Keystone,
> Nova, Neutron
> - OSprofiler can use only Ceilometer + oslo.messaging as a backend
> - OSprofiler stores part of arguments in api-paste.ini part in
> project.conf which is terrible thing
> - There is no DSVM job that check that changes in OSprofiler don't break
> the projects that are using it
> - It's hard to enable OSprofiler in DevStack
> Good news:
> I spend some time and made 4 specs that should address most of issues:
> https://github.com/openstack/osprofiler/tree/master/doc/specs
> Let's make it happen in Mitaka!
> Thoughts?
> By the way somebody would like to join this effort?)
> Best regards,
> Boris Pavlovic
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