[Openstack] Instance IDs and Multiple Zones

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 19:58:27 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Ed Leafe <ed at leafe.com> wrote:
> On Mar 22, 2011, at 2:53 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:
>> I know you don't want to resurrect a past discussion. But, UUIDs are
>> designed to solve these kind of problems, frankly. The decision to go
>> with integer IDs is a poor one, and will be negatively affecting the
>> scalability and architecture of our systems well into the future.
>> I'd love to see a discussion around moving away from internal integer
>> identifiers and towards UUID internal identifiers at the next summit.
>        So would I. For the benefit of those of us who were not involved in these prior discussions, can you (or anyone else) remember the objections to string IDs, or, conversely, the reasons in favor of integer IDs?

I don't know who made the decision in the first place, and I only
remember IRC discussions, nothing on the mailing list or in a design


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