Fedora Atomic and Docker Host Image [was Re: Docker Host Image: Requirements?]

Steven Dake sdake at redhat.com
Tue Mar 11 15:44:52 UTC 2014

On 03/11/2014 07:11 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 06:57:13AM -0700, Steven Dake wrote:
>> After speaking with Steve Baker last night, we discussed
>> transitioning off cloud-init as a possibility.  What we are
>> considering transitioning to is the os-*-* python tools.  The
>> general idea is these tools would replace cloud-init long term for
>> the Heat use case.  We can't make such changes until Juno wraps up
>> (November).
> Annnd, just throwing this out there: CoreOS uses a partially-compatibile
> cloudinit reimplementation, written, of course, in Go:
> https://github.com/coreos/coreos-cloudinit

Just for further reference, the OpenStack community either understands 
there is a problem with agent proliferation, or sees it as a potential 
problem.  Heat started with 1, and now has to expand to 4 - although 3 
of them are generally reusable by TripleO.  There is effort underway 
upstream to unify the various needs of the agents for services into one 
solution that fits everyone's needs.  I have never seen efforts like  
these succeed before and I've seen ~6 different teams try such a thing, 
but maybe this will be a first :)

In the meantime, I think we can expect a bit of pain around 
proliferation, at least for the OpenStack use case for guest images.  I 
know its a pain to have to deal with multiple agents.


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