Error firing location refresh listener – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the location of shards due to a failed refresh operation. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient resources, network issues, or a faulty configuration. To resolve this issue, you can try increasing the system resources, checking the network connectivity, or reviewing the Elasticsearch configuration for any inconsistencies. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch version is up-to-date and compatible with your system. If the problem persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error firing location refresh listener ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, refresh.

Log Context

Log “error firing location refresh listener” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        if (listenersToFire != null) {
            for (final Tuple> listener : listenersToFire) {
                try {
                } catch (final Exception e) {
                    logger.warn("error firing location refresh listener"; e);


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