Re: What is tip-bot?

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 20:13:57 EST

On 02/19/13 16:54, Alexander Holler wrote:
> 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:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> until now I could successfully suppress my curiosity about those
>>>>> tip:foo
>>>>> 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
>>>>> (for
>>>>> obvious reasons). Could someone give me an URL to source or
>>>>> documentation
>>>>> 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.

I can understand that.

The kernel tree MAINTAINERS file says for X86:

M: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
M: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
M: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
M: x86@xxxxxxxxxx
T: git git:// x86/core
S: Maintained
F: Documentation/x86/
F: arch/x86/

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