Block Storage library to use across projects

Registered by John Griffith on 2013-04-22

Currently we have some duplication of code regarding block storage across Compute and the Block Storage service. In addition there are some things that folks see as useful to have in Glance.

This blueprint is intended to offer a common library of block-storage utilities that can be used not only for LVM but also local disk storage across multiple projects. This would be used by Cinder as well as Nova and others.

To start there would be two key pieces:
1. LVM management
        Ability to assign disks to a PV
        Ability to create VG's
        Ability to create LV's

All of the LVM functionality that currently exists in the Cinder/LVM driver would be available at some base level here.

2. Ability to utilize raw/local disks on the system

Additional notes on the summit etherpad:
https://etherpad.openstack.org/havana-cinder-local-storage-library

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Mark McLoughlin
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
John Griffith
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
John Griffith
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Needs Code Review
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Mark McLoughlin on 2013-04-23

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Whiteboard

As I said in https://review.openstack.org/27289 I think this makes sense, but only when we're ready to make a service other than Cinder use it

Approving the blueprint but not putting it on a series yet

(?)

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