Exception while invoke isThreadAllocatedMemorySupported – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to check if the JVM supports the method “isThreadAllocatedMemorySupported”. This method is used to monitor the memory usage of individual threads. If the JVM doesn’t support this method, an exception is thrown. To resolve this issue, you can either upgrade your JVM to a version that supports this method or disable the memory tracking feature in Elasticsearch by setting the “bootstrap.memory_lock” property to false in the Elasticsearch configuration file.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” exception while invoke isThreadAllocatedMemorySupported ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: monitor, memory, thread.

Log Context

Log “exception while invoke isThreadAllocatedMemorySupported” classname is SunThreadInfo.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        try {
            return (boolean) isThreadAllocatedMemorySupported.invoke(threadMXBean);
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.warn("exception while invoke isThreadAllocatedMemorySupported"; e);
            return false;

    public boolean isThreadAllocatedMemoryEnabled() {


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