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Improve dependency injection for volume plugins #68638

verult opened this Issue Sep 13, 2018 · 0 comments


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verult commented Sep 13, 2018

/kind cleanup

Today many of in-tree volume plugin's dependencies are injected through the VolumeHost interface, but there are several pain points:

  • It's difficult to see a list of dependencies for each plugin.
  • Volume plugins have to embed nil checks for their VolumeHost dependencies directly in the code path that uses them. This makes plugins more prone to bugs.
  • If a particular dependency is missing, there is no way to explicitly configure whether initialization of the caller component (e.g. kubelet, controller manager) should fail, or just skip plugin initialization. For different caller situations either option is possible.
    • Today, returning an error in the volume plugin's Init() call when a dependency is missing causes the caller component to fail.

Investigate whether it makes sense to improve this dependency injection mechanism.

/sig storage
/priority important-longterm
/cc @saad-ali

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