Error notifying global checkpoint listener of timeout – 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 fails to notify the global checkpoint listener within the specified timeout period. This could be due to network issues, heavy load on the cluster, or slow disk I/O operations. To resolve this issue, you can increase the timeout value, optimize your queries to reduce load on the cluster, or improve your hardware specifications, particularly disk I/O. Additionally, ensure your network connectivity is stable and reliable.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error notifying global checkpoint listener of timeout ” 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 timeout” classname is GlobalCheckpointListeners.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        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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