Github actions does not start "Expected — Waiting for status to be reported"

We have PR that needs to be merged but CI doesn’t start and it is stuck in "Expected — Waiting for status to be reported"

I have closed the PR and reopen the same but no luck.

Could you please check the “Branch protection rules” in repo settings > Branches tab? Have you checked that job under “Require status checks to pass before merging” section?
There is a previous ticket which reported that when use path filter for push or pull_request event, the job stuck on "Expected - Waiting " status.
Does this match your scenario? If so, please remove the status check in branch protect rules .


I didn’t wanted to remove the branch rules. Seems like issue is due to branch name had a ‘/’ in it after creating new branch without ‘/’ it works.

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