[Satellite6] pulp tasks stuck forever, worker processes are idle despite there are pending tasks

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • random work (Capsule sync, repo sync, CV publish/promote) gets stuck, pending on pulp to start the task - apparently forever
  • pulp tasks list shows long list of unstarted tasks
  • pulp workers are idle / not consuming CPU as one would expect during a repo sync or publish
  • celery -A pulp.server.async.app inspect active shows too few workers (and idle)


  • Red Hat Satellite or Capsule 6.3 or newer

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