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Re: db & notification support for API extension?


Has there been any investigation into using already existing plugin frameworks and just use those (and/or make those better)?

Just from a quick google search:


It might be useful to see if we can find one that is generic and well-supported and already works "good enough"??

On 4/25/12 3:04 PM, "Andrew Bogott" <abogott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 4/25/12 4:48 PM, Nathanael Burton wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Andrew Bogott<abogott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>     I'm working on an API and implementation to support the creation of
>> filesystems that are shared among Nova instances.
>> http://wiki.openstack.org/SharedFS
>>     My hope is to keep this API isolated from core Nova code, partly to avoid
>> stepping on toes and partly because I hope to be able to drop it into an
>> existing essex install.  There are two things I need which I know how to do
>> within Nova but am not clear on how to do without modding Nova code:
>> 1)  DB support
>>     I need a database table to keep track of some filesystem metadata.  My
>> current implementation adds the table via nova/db/sqlalchemy/migrate_repo...
>> but is it really necessary to coordinate this table with the rest of Nova?
>>   Would it be reasonable to maintain the table independently within the
>> extension code?  And, if so, are there any existing extensions that do
>> something like this?
> Have you determined a cleaner way of doing this?  I have the same
> issues as you when writing API extensions.
Nate --

The short answer is:  I'm sure that it's straightforward to create a
'private' table which doesn't collide with existing nova tables, but I
have yet to do so.

The longer answer is:  Everything about that thread is now rolled into
the topic of 'the plugin framework' which we discussed at the design
summit and which I'm currently devoted to.  Please consider adding your
use cases to the wiki page at http://wiki.openstack.org/novaplugin, and
let me know if you would like me to add you to the list of people I cc:
when looking for opinions and/or reporting progress.


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