Github PR label automation

Dr Paul Dale paul.dale at
Sat Feb 8 23:49:16 UTC 2020

Please don’t automatically drop the "appoval: done" label after a comment.  I feel that is not uncommon for comments to be added that in no way invalidate the approval.

I agree with not switching to “ready to merge” if there are comments — manual intervention in this case is required to judge the relevancy.

Agreed also over the “urgent” label.

Dr Paul Dale | Distinguished Architect | Cryptographic Foundations 
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Oracle Australia

> On 9 Feb 2020, at 1:56 am, 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

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