Andrew Laski wrote:
However, I have asked twice now on the review what the benefit of doing
this is and haven't received a response so I'll ask here. The proposal
would add additional latency to nearly every API operation in a service
and in return what do they get? Now that it's possible to register sane
policy defaults within a project most operators do not even need to
think about policy for projects that do that. And any policy changes
that are necessary are easily handled by a config management system.
I would expect to see a pretty significant benefit in exchange for
moving policy control out of Nova, and so far it's not clear to me what
that would be.
One way to do this is to setup something like etc.d or zookeeper and
have policy files be placed into certain 'keys' in there by keystone,
then consuming projects would 'watch' those keys for being changed (and
get notified when they are changed); the project would then reload its
policy when the other service (keystone) write a new key/policy.
or (pretty sure consul has something similar),
This is pretty standard stuff folks :-/ and it's how afaik things like
https://github.com/skynetservices/skydns work (and more), and it would
avoid that 'additional latency' (unless the other service is adjusting
the policy key every millisecond, which seems sorta unreasonable).
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