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    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
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