[Gluster-devel] The Manila RFEs and why so

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Thu Jun 4 17:55:39 UTC 2015

On 06/03/2015 07:29 PM, Csaba Henk wrote:

> FYI -- efforts so far and perspectives as of my
> understanding:
> As noted, the "Smart volume management" group is a
> singleton, but that single element is tricky. We
> have heard promises of a glusterd rewrite that would
> include the intelligence / structure for such a feature;
> also we toyed around implementing a partial version of
> it with configuration management software (Ansible) but
> that was too experimental (the whole concept) to dedicate
> ourselves to it, so we discontinued that.
> OTOH, the directory level features are many but can
> possibly be addressed with a single well chosen volume
> variant (something like lv-s for all top level
> directories?) -- plus the UI would needed to be tailored
> to them.
> The query features are not vital but have the advantage
> of being simpler (especially the size query) which would
> be a reason for putting them on the schedule.
> )
> What we would like: prioritize between "Directory level
> operations" and "Smart volume management" and make a plan
> for that and execute that plan.

Hi Csaba - Thanks for the detailed write up!

Would you be able to provide more light on the nature of features/APIs 
planned to be exposed through Manila in Liberty? Having that information 
can play an important part in prioritizing and arriving at a decision.


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