[Gluster-devel] Fwd: Re: GlusterFS removal from Openstack Cinder

Joe Julian joe at julianfamily.org
Wed May 24 15:40:39 UTC 2017

Forwarded for posterity and follow-up.

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Subject: 	Re: GlusterFS removal from Openstack Cinder
Date: 	Fri, 05 May 2017 21:07:27 +0000
From: 	Amye Scavarda <amye at redhat.com>
To: 	Eric Harney <eharney at redhat.com>, Joe Julian <me at joejulian.name>, 
Vijay Bellur <vbellur at redhat.com>
CC: 	Amye Scavarda <amye at redhat.com>

I'm sorry to hear this.
I'm reaching out internally (within Gluster CI team and CentOS CI which 
supports Gluster) to get an idea of the level of effort we'll need to 
provide to resolve this.
It'll take me a few days to get this, but this is on my radar. In the 
meantime, is there somewhere I should be looking at for requirements to 
meet this gateway?

-- amye

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 16:09 Joe Julian <me at joejulian.name 
<mailto:me at joejulian.name>> wrote:

    On 05/05/2017 12:54 PM, Eric Harney wrote:
     >> On 04/28/2017 12:41 PM, Joe Julian wrote:
     >>> I learned, today, that GlusterFS was deprecated and removed from
     >>> Cinder as one of our #gluster (freenode) users was attempting to
     >>> upgrade openstack. I could find no rational nor discussion of that
     >>> removal. Could you please educate me about that decision?
     > Hi Joe,
     > I can fill in on the rationale here.
     > Keeping a driver in the Cinder tree requires running a CI platform to
     > test that driver and report results against all patchsets
    submitted to
     > Cinder.  This is a fairly large burden, which we could not meet
    once the
     > Gluster Cinder driver was no longer an active development target
    at Red Hat.
     > This was communicated via a warning issued by the driver for anyone
     > running the OpenStack Newton code, and via the Cinder release
    notes for
     > the Ocata release.  (I can see in retrospect that this was
    probably not
     > communicated widely enough.)
     > I apologize for not reaching out to the Gluster community about this.
     > If someone from the Gluster world is interested in bringing this
     > back, I can help coordinate there.  But it will require someone
     > in in a big way to maintain it.
     > Thanks,
     > Eric

    Ah, Red Hat's statement that the acquisition of InkTank was not an
    abandonment of Gluster seems rather disingenuous now. I'm disappointed.

    Would you please start a thread on the gluster-users and gluster-devel
    mailing lists and see if there's anyone willing to take ownership of
    this. I'm certainly willing to participate as well but my $dayjob has
    gone more kubernetes than openstack so I have only my limited free time
    that I can donate.

Amye Scavarda | amye at redhat.com <mailto:amye at redhat.com> | Gluster 
Community Lead
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