Re: What is tip-bot?

From: Alexander Holler
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 19:55:41 EST

Am 19.02.2013 23:54, schrieb Randy Dunlap:
On 02/19/2013 02:36 AM, Alexander Holler wrote:
Am 19.02.2013 10:54, schrieb richard -rw- weinberger:
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 10:40 AM, Alexander Holler
<holler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

until now I could successfully suppress my curiosity about those
messages, but as the bot (or one of them) has now catched me too, I
want to
ask what it is.

Searching for "tip(-)bot" or similiar doesn't reveal some useful info
obvious reasons). Could someone give me an URL to source or
about that tool so that I can enlight myself about it's meaning?

AFAIK tip-bot is a set of shell scripts used by _T_glx, _I_ngo and
_P_eter. :)

So messages from tip-bot are just acknowledgments (like those from Greg)
that a patch has found it's way into one of the trees, with the
difference that tip-bot sends those acknowledgments to lkml too, whereas
Greg's scripts send them only to involved parties and not the lkml?

Yes, that is my understanding of it.

Thanks a lot for clarification.

In the meanwhile I've found an article at lwn about the kernel development process which lists many of the git repositories used by various maintainers. And that list includes tip. ;)

So the reason for my ignorance was that I didn't know that tip is actually the name of a git repository used by the x86 maintainers.


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