GitLab CE 8.1.4, but this issue started on GitLab CE 7.x.x, I just upgraded a few days ago to 8.1.4 and this problem spans both versions.
There is an empty Gitlab repository creating itself and I can’t determine how or why. I first noticed that two users had the exact same named repositories and were both empty. Not an unusual thing I suppose, except that these users weren’t even using the environment yet! They were created about a week and half ago within 24 hours of each other. Then as I was wondering how it could have happened, I noticed the same repository suddenly show up in my projects listing while I was logged in and not doing any repository work!
How can this possibly happen?? How can I troubleshoot this and will this become a problem? I’m not even sure what logs to look at to figure this out or even what process did it. Here is the only logs I can find so far of the creation in my account right under my nose. The offending project is “BackgroundProvisioningTask”. I don’t know if that is a Gitlab thing or if this is from our code base because we actually have a module with that name but in CVS, we have not yet migrated it to Gitlab and I can’t find any other place in the filesystem with that name.
I, [2015-11-16T23:01:26.530922 #61402] INFO – : Adding project root/BackgroundProvisioningTask.git at </var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/root/BackgroundProvisioningTask.git>.
I, [2015-11-16T23:01:26.536529 #61402] INFO – : Moving existing hooks directory and symlinking global hooks directory for /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/root/BackgroundProvisioningTask.git.
I, [2015-11-16T23:01:27.793113 #61408] INFO – : Adding project root/BackgroundProvisioningTask.wiki.git at </var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/root/BackgroundProvisioningTask.wiki.git>.
I, [2015-11-16T23:01:27.798475 #61408] INFO – : Moving existing hooks directory and symlinking global hooks directory for /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/root/BackgroundProvisioningTask.wiki.git.