[OpenStack Foundation] [openstack-dev] Finding people to work on the EC2 API in Nova

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Feb 2 11:47:36 UTC 2015

On Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 02:45:53PM +0300, Alexandre Levine wrote:
> Daniel,
> On 2/2/15 12:58 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 07:57:08PM +0000, Tim Bell wrote:
> >>Alex,
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Many thanks for the constructive approach. I've added an item to the list for the Ops meetup in March to see who would be interested to help.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>As discussed on the change, it is likely that there would need to be some additional
> >>Nova APIs added to support the full EC2 semantics. Thus, there would need to support
> >>from the Nova team to enable these additional functions.  Having tables in the EC2
> >>layer which get out of sync with those in the Nova layer would be a significant
> >>problem in production.
> >Adding new APIs to Nova to support out of tree EC2 impl is perfectly reasonsable.
> >Indeed if there is data needed by EC2 that Nova doesn't provide already, chances
> >are that providing this data woudl be useful to other regular users / client apps
> >too. Just really needs someone to submit a spec with details of exactly which
> >functionality is missing. It shouldnt be hard for Nova cores to support it, given
> >the desire to see the out of tree EC2 impl take over & in tree impl removed.
> We'll do the spec shortly.
> >
> >>I think this would merit a good slot in the Vancouver design sessions so we can
> >>also discuss documentation, migration, packaging, configuration management,
> >>scaling, HA, etc.
> >I'd really strongly encourage the people working on this to submit the
> >detailed spec for the new APIs well before the Vancouver design summit.
> >Likewise at lesat document somewhere the thoughts on upgrade paths plans.
> >We need to at least discuss & iterate on this a few times online, so that
> >we can take advantage of the f2f time for any remaining harder parts of
> >the discussion.
> We'll see about that also when all of the subjects we can think of or get
> questions about are covered somewhere in docs or specs. By the way - how do
> you usually do those online discussions? I mean what is the tooling?

I just mean discussions on this mailing list, or in the gerrit reviews
for the spec and/or patches

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