Failed to mark shard as failed after a failed start – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to mark shard as failed after a failed start ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, indices and shard.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “[{}][{}] failed to mark shard as failed after a failed start” classname is IndicesClusterStateService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             if (sendShardFailure) {
                try {
                    failedShards.put(shardRouting.shardId(); new FailedShard(shardRouting.version()));
                    shardStateAction.shardFailed(shardRouting; indexMetaData.getUUID(); "Failed to start shard; message [" + detailedMessage(failure) + "]");
                } catch (Throwable e1) {
                    logger.warn("[{}][{}] failed to mark shard as failed after a failed start"; e1; indexService.index().name(); shardRouting.id());
                }
            }
        }
    }





 

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