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From Kyle Marsh <>
Subject Re: [libcloud] GoGrid driver regression?
Date Tue, 25 May 2010 19:23:05 GMT
DreamHost does a similar thing where the server isn't actually created
right away.  I ended up rewriting how we provision our servers so that
we now reserve an ID before the server is actually created and can
return that to create_node.  You might try something like that.

~Kyle Marsh

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:14, Paul Querna <> wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Roman Bogorodskiy
> <> wrote:
>>  Alex Polvi wrote:
>>> Roman,
>>> The problem is that the driver must return with an ID. Perhaps we need
>>> to block and run list_nodes until the node has an id? Lame, but it
>>> makes the interface consistent.
>> I don't quite like idea with blocking. It takes quite a lot of time to
>> get id assigned. Here's a typical session of creating a new server on
>> GoGrid:
> ...
>> This output was generated by gg-tools (
>> that I wrote back then. First column is id, empty column means that id
>> wasn't assigned yet.
>> Please note the timestamps in the shell prompt -- it takes about 3 minutes
>> to get id assigned! Imagine if somebody's creating a node in some web's
>> framework view and expects to return quickly. If the method will block
>> for 3 or so minutes it won't be any good, IMO.
> Eeek.  I think we will need to block.  We do this in the softlayer
> driver too, it is definitely less than ideal -- but the consistent API
> we are trying to provide right now makes the promise that the node id
> (and uuid) returned from create_node is the same as what will be
> returned from a future list_nodes -- othwerise its even more difficult
> for code built on top of libcloud to coorelate these IDs in a cross
> provider way, so this is why I think it will need to block until it
> can get the right ID for the UUID.
>> Maybe we could just return -1 or some other special value for a just
>> created server?

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