[pve-devel] [PATCH manager] ui: RBDStorage: add field for RBD namespace

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Fri Apr 16 17:48:38 CEST 2021

On 16.04.21 17:39, Aaron Lauterer wrote:
> Thx for the feedback and yep, I forgot to run the linter...

there's to much noise still in it for this repo, so totally understandable.

> Anything against doing it via `rbd -p pool namespace ls`? AFAICT there is no
> lightweight command to list namespaces via `rados`. Only thing I found was
> listing all objects in the pool and fetching used namespaces from that
> output: `rados -p rbd ls --format json` but that is an expensive operation.

I mean, this is not a frequent operation, so we could ignore the overhead of
fork + exec. So yes, I would accept that. If we find something more efficient 
it could always get replaced by that transparently any way.

> One thing though that we should consider: so far adding an external RBD
> storage worked even if the auth keyring wasn't present. The storage would
> not get activated until the keyring file was present. But one could still do
> that after adding the storage config. With this check we would make it a
> requirement to first place the keyring file and then add the storage config.

Actually, I requested the feature to be able to add one through the storage
add and update API/web-interface a long time ago from Alwin, was lost in the
cogs of time though...

So; I do not see that as issue but rather as another small feature we could
finally do.

Handling in the backend should be similar to other secrets, e.g., pbs password
or encryption-key, cifs password, etc.

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