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Re: Standardizing resource IDs on UUID?


On May 27, 2011, at 1:15 PM, Erik Carlin wrote:

> With the proliferation of new openstack services being built, is there any reason not to use UUID as the standard resource ID format?

	The consensus at the last summit was to move to UUIDs for instance IDs. The biggest concerns were that a) it breaks the current API (which can be updated), and it breaks the EC2 API (which can't be updated). I know that there were some ideas for working around the ec2 issues, but I don't remember them.

	I think moving ahead, UUIDs scale way better than locally-generated sequential integers.

-- Ed Leafe

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