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It seems like the bot stops working sometimes while watching patchsets; most likely due to a timeout issue with the ssh paramiko client that the bot uses. As a workaround whenever this happens, I learn about it via a text message and restart the bot. Earlier, it used to be once a month issue, but it has been a bit frequent recently. Background conversation:

This needs help from an expert who understands the underline structure of paramiko ( and could help fix this problem.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptApr 18 2019, 12:21 AM
srishakatux triaged this task as Normal priority.Apr 18 2019, 12:22 AM
srishakatux updated the task description. (Show Details)

@srishakatux: Under which project tag are tasks tracked? There is for example, but now also this task in WM Phab without any associated project, so nobody can follow 'all' bot tasks. Also see

@Aklapper I am not sure if it makes sense to have a ticket around this issue on Phabricator. Basically, this issue needs expert help (someone who can speak both Python and Paramiko well). I created the task for visibility and in the hope that someone might help fix the problem :)

For reference, I am also looking at With what happened to that task, I'm guessing the same applies to this one as well?