On 2/9/2015 10:15 AM, Andreas Maier wrote:
Hello, I would like to ask for the following feature freeze exceptions in Nova. The patch sets below are all part of this blueprint: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/nova +branch:master+topic:bp/libvirt-kvm-systemz,n,z and affect only the kvm/libvirt driver of Nova. The decision for merging these patch sets by exception can be made one by one; they are independent of each other. 1. https://review.openstack.org/149242 - FCP support Title: libvirt: Adjust Nova to support FCP on System z systems What it does: This patch set enables FCP support for KVM on System z. Impact if we don't get this: FCP attached storage does not work for KVM on System z. Why we need it: We really depend on this particular patch set, because FCP is our most important storage attachment. Additional notes: The code in the libvirt driver that is updated by this patch set is consistent with corresponding code in the Cinder driver, and it has seen review by the Cinder team. 2. https://review.openstack.org/150505 - Console support Title: libvirt: Enable serial_console feature for system z What it does: This patch set enables the backing support in Nova for the interactive console in Horizon. Impact if we don't get this: Console in Horizon does not work. The mitigation for a user would be to use the Log in Horizon (i.e. with serial_console disabled), or the "virsh console" command in an ssh session to the host Linux. Why we need it: We'd like to have console support. Also, because the Nova support for the Log in Horizon has been merged in an earlier patch set as part of this blueprint, this remaining patch set makes the console/log support consistent for KVM on System z Linux. 3. https://review.openstack.org/150497 - ISO/CDROM support Title: libvirt: Set SCSI as the default cdrom bus on System z What it does: This patch set enables that cdrom drives can be attached to an instance on KVM on System z. This is needed for example for cloud-init config files, but also for simply attaching ISO images to instances. The technical reason for this change is that the "IDE" attachment is not available on System z, and we need "SCSI" (just like Power Linux). Impact if we don't get this: - Cloud-init config files cannot be on a cdrom drive. A mitigation for a user would be to have such config files on a cloud-init server. - ISO images cannot be attached to instances. There is no mitigation. Why we need it: We would like to avoid having to restrict cloud-init configuration to just using cloud-init servers. We would like to be able to support ISO images. Additional notes: This patch is a one line change (it simply extends what is already done in a platform specific case for the Power platform, to be also used for System z). Andy Andreas Maier IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, Systems Management Architecture & Design IBM Research & Development Laboratory Boeblingen, Germany mai...@de.ibm.com, +49-7031-16-3654 ________________________________________________________________________ IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrats: Martina Koederitz Geschaeftsfuehrung: Dirk Wittkopp Sitz der Gesellschaft: Boeblingen Registergericht: Amtsgericht Stuttgart, HRB 243294 __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev
FWIW, I'll sponsor these changes. I'm already +2 on one and have reviewed the other two which are very close to a +2 from me, just need a little more work (but not drastic changes).
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