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

Aaron Lauterer a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Fri Apr 16 17:56:26 CEST 2021

On 4/16/21 5:48 PM, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
> 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.

Okay, good to know. So I guess I will send a v2 of this patch and put more back-end checks (pool and namespace can be accessed/seen) on my todo list in combination with the possibility to pass the auth key for external RBD pools directly at creation time.  

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