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Re: Steps that can help stabilize Nova's trunk


Got it.  But the primary tradeoff is simply that we need to make sure any changes we make to another platforms don't break the Ubuntu integration?  And in general that should not be a major issue...?


On Feb 17, 2011, at 1:32 PM, Soren Hansen wrote:

> 2011/2/17 Jim Curry <jim.curry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> Soren, can you clarify what you mean by Ubuntu being the primary platform?  Why is that the reference?  What limitations does this introduce?
> It's the primary platform because it's the platform we test everything
> on, it's the platform we spend time integrating with, etc.
> It started out as the reference because that's what both the Swift
> devs as well as the Anso guys had chosen it as their reference
> platform. It's an excellent choice, so there has been no motivation to
> change that decision as far as I know.
> I can think of a long list of consequences of this choice. Attempting
> to phrase any of them as limitations would be contrived.
> Having a reference platform means we can reasonably make a lot of very
> useful assumptions about the environment in which Nova runs. Having
> that reference platform be Ubuntu means that there's a straightforward
> way to modify this environment if we have special needs. I've patched
> a number of packages in Ubuntu already to accomodate our needs,
> including the Linux kernel, libvirt, Eventlet, user-mode-linux, etc.
> -- 
> Soren Hansen
> Ubuntu Developer    http://www.ubuntu.com/
> OpenStack Developer http://www.openstack.org/

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