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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: Swift in 4.2 is broken, anybody wants it to be supported in 4.2?
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:21:36 GMT
On Tue, Jul 09, 2013 at 06:12:22PM +0000, Edison Su wrote:
> If it's ok to use S3 api talking to swift, then there is zero effort to support Swift.
> But who will make the decision?

We, as a community.  It's *always* that answer.

If you are proposing this as the corrective path, then ok...  let's see
if others have opinions about this though.

Heres how I see it:

Pros - 
 * Code within the master branch has functional S3 API support
 * We seem to have more contribution around this interface spec
 * Having S3 as the only non-NFS secondary storage API reduces the
   long-term support / test efforts

Cons -
 * We may have an expectation issue for existing users that only have the
   native Swift API enabled in their environment (although I'm not aware
   of the Swift API's stability between their releases)
 * We haven't tested Swift as an S3 API provider yet (but could).

Personally, if it gets tested and proven to work as well or better than
other S3 providers, I'm +1 on this being the remediation approach.


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