running_deleted_instance_action should default to 'log'

Bug #944997 reported by Andrew Glen-Young on 2012-03-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OpenStack Compute (nova)
Philip Knouff

Bug Description

Currently the 'running_deleted_instance_action' flag in nova/compute/ defaults to 'noop'. I argue that it should default to 'log'.


In a medium to large installation, it is not immediately obvious when you have "zombie" instances running on a compute node. These instances are a hinderance to the overall health of the system. Setting the flag to "log" would be beneficial to operations staff as they would be made more aware of the problem. I do not think that setting the flag to "log" would hinder developers of Openstack.

Unfortunately, these flags are not very discoverable and so it is less likely that someone in operations would change the default value.

James Troup (elmo) on 2012-03-05
tags: added: canonistack
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-03-06
Changed in nova:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nova:
assignee: nobody → Philip Knouff (philip-knouff)

Fix proposed to branch: master

Changed in nova:
status: Confirmed → In Progress

Submitter: Jenkins
Branch: master

commit 23c576a396ae963262a99f8fdf7c7d422ddb8bd2
Author: Philip Knouff <email address hidden>
Date: Fri Mar 9 16:56:25 2012 +0000

    Change default of running_deleted_instance_action

    fixes bug #944997

    Change-Id: I3baea3a05c23b8869e4a4d13d4a31fdc67793f0f

Changed in nova:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-03-20
Changed in nova:
milestone: none → essex-rc1
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-04-05
Changed in nova:
milestone: essex-rc1 → 2012.1
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