Exception calling script removal listener for script service – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to remove a script that is no longer in use, but encounters an issue. This could be due to a bug in the script, a problem with the script service, or a network issue. To resolve this, you could try restarting the Elasticsearch service, checking the script for errors, or investigating network connectivity issues. If the problem persists, consider updating Elasticsearch to the latest version as it may contain a fix for this issue.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” exception calling script removal listener for script service ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Index and Memory.

Log Context

Log “exception calling script removal listener for script service” classname is ScriptService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            for (ScriptEngineService service : scriptEngines) {
                try {
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    logger.warn("exception calling script removal listener for script service"; e);
                    // We don't rethrow because Guava would just catch the
                    // exception and log it; which we have already done


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