[Starlingx-discuss] [StarlingX] Use Cinder generic image cache to replace raw caching

Li, Xiaoyan xiaoyan.li at intel.com
Thu Sep 20 02:17:29 UTC 2018

Hi, Brent

The following are mechanism of Cinder volume cache.

Creation of cached volume:

It creates a cached volume in the backend storage when creating from an image.

1.       Create_from_image:


2.       Return image cache entry: If not existed, it creates a new entry.


3.       Create a new image-volume and cache entry for it:


Use a cached volume when creating a volume:


 Delete the cache volume: When capacity and number of cache entries exceed specified limit, it deletes cache entries (cached volumes).


Best wishes

From: Rowsell, Brent [mailto:Brent.Rowsell at windriver.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 10:02 AM
To: Li, Xiaoyan <xiaoyan.li at intel.com>; starlingx-discuss at lists.starlingx.io
Subject: RE: [Starlingx-discuss] [StarlingX] Use Cinder generic image cache to replace raw caching

We would need to review this feature to ensure it provides equivalent functionality first.
If it does, great, we can look at reverting and enabling this cinder functionality.


From: Li, Xiaoyan [mailto:xiaoyan.li at intel.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:59 PM
To: starlingx-discuss at lists.starlingx.io<mailto:starlingx-discuss at lists.starlingx.io>
Subject: [Starlingx-discuss] [StarlingX] Use Cinder generic image cache to replace raw caching

Hi all,

This email is about Raw caching function in StarlingX. This feature is to cache an image in backend storage like Ceph when we first create a volume in this backend storage.

In fact, Cinder upstream has already had a similar function in Pike release. https://specs.openstack.org/openstack/cinder-specs/specs/liberty/image-volume-cache.html
So I want to revert Raw caching function in StarlingX, and use Cinder generic image cache instead.
The problem is that we need to update Cinder config in StarlingX. Any comments?

Best wishes

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