openstack-nova default database
rbryant at redhat.com
Thu Nov 17 20:22:45 UTC 2011
A few weeks ago I spent some time looking into a bug  that came up
back when we had the test day. The bug showed a "database locked" error
when sqlite was used. In short, using sqlite with nova is not a
reliable combination. I'd like to get some consensus on a good way to
Some options ...
1) Update the docs to strongly recommend switching to MySQL as a part of
the setup process.
2) Don't even bother having the packages set up for sqlite at all.
Switch to mysql by default.
I'd like to take path #2 here. It seems like a bad idea to provide a
default configuration that we know will fail at times.
If we do take this path, what's the best way to go about it? We can
have nova set up to use MySQL and point it at localhost with some
default credentials. Should we do more? Provide a trivial script for
creating the nova database and user? Have an optional openstack-nova-db
package that pulls in MySQL and automatically creates the db?
I don't want to try to make things too smart and then end up causing
pain for administrators.
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