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

Alexandre Levine alevine at cloudscaling.com
Mon Feb 2 11:45:53 UTC 2015


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?
> Regards,
> Daniel
Best regards,
   Alex Levine

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