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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH RFC] Remove the Open Nebula driver



On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 01:11:04PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 03:22:12PM +0800, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 02:08:00PM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> > > On 03/22/2011 12:23 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > > >The Open Nebula driver has been unmaintained since it was first
> > > >introduced. The only commits have been for tree-wide cleanups.
> > > >It also has a major design flaw, in that it only knows about guests
> > > >that it has created itself, which makes it of very limited use.
> > > >
> > > >Discussions wrt evolution of the VMWare ESX driver, concluded that
> > > >it should limit itself to single-node ESX operation and not try to
> > > >manage the multi-node architecture of VirtualCenter. Open Nebula
> > > >is a cluster like Virtual Center, not a single node system, so
> > > >reasoning applies.
> > > >
> > > >The DeltaCloud project includes an Open Nebula driver and is a much
> > > >better fit architecturally, since it is explicitly targetting the
> > > >distributed multihost cluster scenario.
> > > >
> > > >Thus this patch deletes the libvirt Open Nebula driver with the
> > > >recommendation that people use DeltaCloud for managing it instead.
> > > 
> > > I knew nothing about Open Nebula, so I went searching. I noticed the
> > > following on its about page:
> > > 
> > > *"User Interfaces*: Unix-like command line and libvirt interface for
> > > the management of the cloud infrastructure"
> > > 
> > > (http://opennebula.org/documentation:features)
> > > 
> > > Since they're claiming the libvirt driver as a feature, they will
> > > probably have something to say about this removal. At the very least
> > > they'll want to point to the DeltaCloud driver instead of libvirt.
> > 
> >   Agreed, we really need to give them a heads-up, which Eric is doing
> > but that sounds premature for 0.9.0, unless they comment accordingly
> > within a few days.
> 
> Given that they have now confirmed it can be removed, and is already
> broken with current Open Nebula releases, any objections to me pushing
> the patch for 0.9.0 ?

 Clearly, go ahead, that's the right thing to do :-)

Daniel

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