Error notifying global checkpoint listener of closed shard – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to update the global checkpoint for a shard that has already been closed. This could be due to a network issue, a node failure, or a shard relocation. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch node, checking the network connectivity, or manually relocating the shard to a different node. Additionally, ensure that your Elasticsearch cluster is properly configured and that it has sufficient resources to handle the workload.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error notifying global checkpoint listener of closed shard ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, shard.

Log Context

Log “error notifying global checkpoint listener of closed shard” classname is GlobalCheckpointListeners.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    logger.warn(
                        () -> format("error notifying global checkpoint listener of updated global checkpoint [%s]"; globalCheckpoint);
                        caught
                    );
                } else if (e instanceof IndexShardClosedException) {
                    logger.warn("error notifying global checkpoint listener of closed shard"; caught);
                } else {
                    logger.warn("error notifying global checkpoint listener of timeout"; caught);
                }
            }
        });

 

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