Over the past few months I started to notice occasional issues when cloning repositories (particularly nova) from It would fail with something like git clone -vvv git:// . fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly fatal: early EOF fatal: index-pack failed The problem would occur sporadically during our 3rd party CI runs causing them […]

Third party testing with Turbo-Hipster

Why is this hipster voting on my code?! Soon you are going to see a new robot barista leaving comments on Nova code reviews. He is obsessed with espresso, that band you haven’t heard of yet, and easing the life of OpenStack operators. Doing a large OpenStack deployment has always been hard when it came […]

LinuxCon Europe

After travelling very close to literally the other side of the world[0] I’m in Edinburgh for LinuxCon EU recovering from jetlag and getting ready to attend. I’m very much looking forward to my first LinuxCon, meeting new people and learning lots :-). If you’re around and would like to catch up drop me a comment […]

New Blog

Welcome to my new blog. You can find my old one here: I intend on back-porting those posts into this one in due course. For now though I’m going to start posting about my adventures in openstack!