Cannot determine current memory usage due to JDK-8207200. – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cannot determine current memory usage due to JDK-8207200. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: breaker, circuit, indices and memory.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Cannot determine current memory usage due to JDK-8207200.” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
            // This exception can happen (rarely) due to a race condition in the JVM when determining usage of memory pools. We do not want
            // to fail requests because of this and thus return zero memory usage in this case. While we could also return the most
            // recently determined memory usage; we would overestimate memory usage immediately after a garbage collection event.
            assert ex.getMessage().matches("committed = \d+ should be 


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