1. 06 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Kirill Smelkov's avatar
      gitlab: Add empty instance · ab6d2f28
      Kirill Smelkov authored
      Add stub instance configuration which just establishes a way to have
      several software types(*), pass all needed info from software to
      instance, organizes base directory and establishes log rotation base for
      upcoming services.
      Log rotation is done with the help of cron periodicallly calling
      logrotate. The rotation is done in "copytruncate" mode - i.e. log file
      is not moved away and signal sent for service to reopen it, but instead
      log content is just copied to outside and there is no need for a service
      to reopen it's log file.
      The reason it is done this way, is that there is a chance of not
      handling such "reopen-log-file" callbacks correctly on a service side,
      and so the net is full of crashing reports, e.g. like this:
      That's why we take a safer approach instead, even if "copytruncate" mode
      is risking to loose several log entries(**) on rotation.
      NOTE services will organize log rotation with just
          <= logrotate-entry
          log     = path/to/log/files/*.log
      For this to work some "!py!" magic (our way to serialize object into
      executable python and process it in buildout recipes) is used to process
      section names.
      The approach trick is also used for cron, e.g. logrotate registers to
      cron this way:
          <= cron-entry
          time    = daily
          command = ${logrotate:wrapper}
      NOTE2 instance md5 are not fixed yet - we'll fix them after applying all
          patches in gitlab series.
      (*) for now there is only 1 - "gitlab", but we'll need to have "-export"
          and "-import" for resiliency in the future.
      (**) ideally such things should be done with logfs - a filesystem
          specializeing in logging - for client services it will look like as
          they just continue to write to log file, and on log service side, the
          rotation can happen, all transparent to client service.
      /cc @kazuhiko, @jerome