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

Pranith Kumar Karampuri pkarampu at redhat.com
Sat May 27 06:38:42 UTC 2017

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 9:10 PM, Joe Julian <joe at julianfamily.org> wrote:

> 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> <amye at redhat.com>
> To: Eric Harney <eharney at redhat.com> <eharney at redhat.com>, Joe Julian
> <me at joejulian.name> <me at joejulian.name>, Vijay Bellur <vbellur at redhat.com>
> <vbellur at redhat.com>
> CC: Amye Scavarda <amye at redhat.com> <amye at redhat.com>
> Eric,
> 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?
> Thanks!
> -- amye
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 16:09 Joe Julian <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 driver
>> > back, I can help coordinate there.  But it will require someone stepping
>> > 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.
I am a Red Hat employee working on gluster and I am happy with the kind of
investments the company did in GlusterFS. Still am. It is a pretty good
company and really open. I never had any trouble saying something the
management did is wrong when I strongly felt and they would give a decent
reason for their decision.

>> 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.
Do we know what would maintaining cinder as active entail? Did Eric get
back to any of you?

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