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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Thermal-SoC management fixes for v5.0-rc6
On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:34:09AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> > > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/evalenti/linux-soc-thermal
>> > > fixes
>> >
>> > has been merged into torvalds/linux.git:
>> > https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/c/7ad915f5ebf5b9e7ca98a7048d8f84a631fe388b
>>
>> I think the bot is off here because the above commit is about a merge
>> from the linux-omap tree from Tony.
>
>Indeed.
>
>.. and the pr-tracker-bot thing actually made me ignore the pull
>request, thinking I had left it in my inbox despite having pulled it.
>
>So it would be really good to know why pr-tracker-bot ended up
>replying to the wrong email, because it can cause real problems.

Okay, so I need guidance on the proper behaviour here. As this request
didn't use the magic wording for the commit-id (as generated by
git-request-pull), we ended up trying to look up the remote. The remote
specified was:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/evalenti/linux-soc-thermal fixes

Since it's a short refname, we first try to look it up as a tag:

$ git ls-remote git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/evalenti/linux-soc-thermal fixes^{}
a6d25f4c951b8b28f2eaec6f891ff834622532f2 refs/tags/omap-for-v3.10-rc1/fixes^{}
77319669af37a1cfc844b801e83343b37e3c7e13 refs/tags/omap/fixes^{}

If it finds a matching tag, the script assumes you'd meant to specify
the tag, not the head. Is that the opposite of git's behaviour when
applying a remote? Should we be checking for a head first, before we try
the refname as a tag? I assume that's the case, but want to double-check
with you all.

-K

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