Failed to cancel check suite.

I have multiple jobs now that I can’t cancel. Now when I “push” the Actions are not fired. 

Is it possible set a timeout on the container or manually stop the container?


I’m seeing this as well - when using mxschmitt/action-tmate in an action, a pause results in the whole workflow coming to a halt and becoming unkillable.

Same thing happens with long running build steps. In one, I have an 8 minute build which after completion the entire job hangs.

Hitting cancel on those fails every time.


I’m seeing as well


We’re having the same issue.

The oldest job has been running since Wednesday and failed with:

  • There was an unexpected error when executing this Action. For help debugging what went wrong, please contact The unique ID for this error is 890D:3CAB:AED3:1E6C3:5D8BC16D

We’ve contacted support as directed, but still haven’t received a response.

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I’m having a similar issue with this test run:


After about 2 hours, I tried again and was able to successfully cancel the check.

The output shows that the operation completed successfully, but no concecutive tests were run. I hadn’t seen this happen before this run, and I haven’t seen it since, with no changes to the step or anything before it (I’ve been working on a build step that occurs after the step that got stuck).

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I have a similar problem although in my case the workflow is 8 days old. Presumed it would be cancel eventually but no: Checking it now it is still “running”. Before I didn’t get an error message though but just a message informing me that I requested a cancellation (by then it has already actually completed, just not registered as completed). But I see now that the interface has changed so this is maybe part of the improvement.

Anyway: It would be nice if one could get a more informative error message then “Failed to cancel check suite.” somehow but that is all I get. If anyone has any information on how to do this please post it.

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I’m also experiencing this issue on a private repository. I have a number of ‘stuck’ checks for outdated commits on a PR that show their state as running (yellow dot with concentric circle around), but the individual steps show as having all completed/failed.

Trying to cancel this check using the ‘Cancel check suite’ button yields the ‘Failed to cancel check suite’ error.

The checks have been in this state for over 2 hours now with no sign of a built-in timeout.

Naturally, I’m also concerned with the number of build minutes I’m using up here; this repository belongs to my client. While Actions are free for now, in the future this could quickly become expensive.

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I believe I am getting the same thing here.  The failure messages I see are due to the failed run (due to another issue I am encountering).  There is no failure message specifically for the cancelation and the check suite simply fails to cancel.

This is what I am seeing:

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