Github PR label automation

Mark J Cox mark at
Sat Feb 8 19:52:28 UTC 2020

Thanks Dmitry; I hope that the comment triggers notifications to the
creator without mentioning them?  (let me know if you get something
changed labels that doesn't)   Mark

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 4:57 PM Dmitry Belyavsky <beldmit at> wrote:
> Dear Mark,
> Thank you for a nice job!
> As the reviewers are expected to commit the PRs, could you also add the reviewers' names as a part of the notification?
> On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 6:56 PM Mark J Cox <mark at> wrote:
>> I've currently got a cron job running every hour that looks at open PR
>> requests against github openssl repo and does various actions.  So if
>> you were wondering why I was altering labels and making comments at
>> 4am, now you know.  No doubt we'll use some tool user for this in the
>> future.
>> So right now here's what it does:
>> Every hour it looks at open PRs that are labelled "approval: done".
>> If 24 hours has elapsed since that label was assigned and if there
>> have been no comments made to the PR since the label was assigned then
>> it is automatically moved to "approval: ready to merge" with a comment
>> added to trigger notifications.  So if you want to stop something
>> going to "ready to merge" just add any comment to the PR.
>> I'm thinking of using this script also to 1) collect interesting stats
>> and 2) do some other actions.  So if there's some automation you'd
>> like to see just add an enhancement issue against the openssl/tools
>> repo.
>> 1 Matt already asked for committer notification trigger for anything
>> labelled Urgent.
>> 2 If there were comments made after "approval: done" then I think we
>> really ought to drop the "approval: done" label as the comments likely
>> invalidated the approval.  So I'll likely add that next week (if
>> "approval: done" label and has comments since that label then remove
>> the label and add a comment 'please review if this is really approval:
>> done'.  If the approval: done label gets set again then after 24 hours
>> the existing automation will trigger.  #10786 is a good example of
>> this.
>> Mark
> --
> SY, Dmitry Belyavsky

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