[Openstack] trusted computing and nova

Mark Washenberger mark.washenberger at rackspace.com
Thu Dec 8 22:27:49 UTC 2011

Does code specific to Trusted Computing belong in Nova? It seems like it should be supported through Scheduler plugins and API plugins (if necessary). It seems like the ideas of attestation and trusted computing are tangential to the core of Nova.

I can easily imagine a lot of scheduler variations that Nova should support. Adding custom code to nova for each variation would probably lead to a lot of extra complexity. However, the current trusted computing blueprint sets the precedent that each such variation deserves its own custom code (which nova developers are then presumably expected to support).


Mark Washenberger
Rackspace Hosting
Software Developer
mark.washenberger at rackspace.com

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