I got reports that a couple of instances where their federation stopped working. I suspect others also might have a slower federation because of jobs stuck in their Sidekiq queue.

I have done some debugging and came up with a patch github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/ that I will start installing in a minute.

You should expect around a 15 second downtime during the patch installation.

This patch will strip metadata from audio files. This was the only way I found to solve this issue until a fix is issued.

The patch is installed for every instance hosted by Masto.host

Any issues or questions, please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

@mastohost In addition to Sidekiq acting up, I've noticed my hashtag search column kept showing new posts but they were disappearing after reload and the last one was from 4 days ago. Now it seems to be working but the posts from those 4 days are probably lost forever?

@ondra that’s strange, I haven’t heard about that issue or ran into it. If the posts didn’t contain audio files this patch shouldn’t change anything.
If you could find examples of posts that should show up in your hashtag search and do not, let me know and I can look into it.

@mastohost They appear in manual hashtag search but aren't displayed in my permanent column combining different hashtags I'm interested in...

@ondra thanks, I will look into this later and let you know what I find.


@mastohost Thanks. I've just noticed it keeps happening even after your patch. As soon as the 3 dots ("...") button appears withing the search column it's clear that some of the post won't be in pinned search column after the reload.

@ondra OK, so if they appear in search then they are not "lost".

I can't find any errors on the logs and I can't reproduce what you are saying or I am not understanding.

You have multiple hashtags pinned on a column, right? What are the conditions and hashtags, you mind revealing so I can try it?

The 3 dots you mention is on the top of that column when you set it up, right? you see the 3 dots and you refresh the page and what happens?

@ondra Sorry about that. You have more than 4 hashtags in your pinned column?

@mastohost Yep, around 40. It was a big part of how I used Mastodon, kind of a substitute for Local timeline in combination with relays.

@ondra I understand but I can't really help with that. Only the dev team can revert that back or find an alternative solution.

@mastohost Oh yeah, your service and support is wonderful, I don't blame you in the slightest. Thanks anyway :)
I've thumb-uped the related issues on Github and see if will finally give some consideration to small instance use-cases...

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