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More on Maintainership

This is a followup to some of the thoughts about being a "maintainer" raised in OpenStack Denver Summit Reflection.

Of the work that I've done in OpenStack, what has felt most relevant to me is the work that has not been related to feature development. In the context of being …


etcd-compute refresh

A while back I wrote about etcd-compute. It's a collection of Python that combines Placement, etcd, and libvirt to provide a very simple system for starting VMs on a collection of hosts. It started out as a non-working learning and exploration tool, but it keeps getting closer to something useful …


Placement Container Playground 9

This is the ninth in a series about running the OpenStack placement service in a container. The previous update was Playground 8.

The container playground series introduced running placement in Kubernetes in Playground 4 and then extended it in Playground 5 to add a Horizontal Pod Autoscaler.

But it was …


etcd + placement + virt-install → compute

I've had a few persistent complaints in my four and half years of working on OpenStack, but two that stand out are:

  • The use of RPC—with large complicated objects being passed around on a message bus—to make things happen. It's fragile, noisy, over-complicated, hard to manage, hard to …

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