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Re: Random libvirt hangs
From what I understand, the SmokeStack integration tests are running on Ubuntu 11.10 (XenServer) and Fedora 16 (Libvirt), so as a practical matter those platforms will be more battle-tested even if they aren't officially blessed as supported platforms.
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Nimbis Services, Inc.
On Mar 13, 2012, at 3:15 PM, Justin Santa Barbara wrote:
> I certainly understand your position Thierry. However, I think it is
> important that we target one 'golden' platform, and that we take
> responsibility for any issues with that platform. Otherwise we simply
> end up pointing fingers and being blocked on backports, and the end
> result is a system that just doesn't work for the people actually
> deploying it. "File a bug upstream" is an appropriate response for
> me, but it's not really OK for end-users.
> We could then have a policy that 'if Essex fails on TargetPlatform
> it's an OpenStack issue, otherwise it's a distro issue'. We can
> either work around the bug or work with TargetPlatform to get a bugfix
> integrated. Other distros can look to the golden platform to
> understand what patches are needed and how things are supposed to
> It sounds like Precise is a good candidate for Essex: it is an LTS
> release, and we have time to ensure that any required bugfixes (that
> we don't want to work around) make it into the official release.
> If that's agreeable, then e.g. we probably retarget devstack and our
> documentation from Oneiric to Precise. We should probably gate on
> Precise as well.
> I will be much happier if we just say "we aim to support X"; I don't
> really care what X is. I'm just going to be running OpenStack on the
> machine, so I'm not picking my distro e.g. based on how I feel about
> Unity. I'd imagine most users are in a similar camp.
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:00 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Justin Santa Barbara wrote:
>>> Which operating system(s) are we aiming to support for Essex? Is the
>>> plan to backport the latest libvirt to Oneric, or are we going to wait
>>> for Precise?
>> The question is the other way around: which operating systems aim to
>> support Essex ? We try to set the dependencies for OpenStack to a
>> reasonable set of versions (generally compatible with the release under
>> development of the major Linux distributions), but it's up to the
>> distributions themselves to make sure they align if they want to support
>> a given version of OpenStack.
>> Ubuntu will ship Essex in 12.04 LTS. I don't think there are any plans
>> to backport it to 11.10. Fedora will support Essex in Fedora 17, etc.
>> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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