Failed to produce role deprecation messages – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch attempts to generate deprecation messages for roles but fails. This could be due to issues with the deprecation logging system or problems with the roles themselves. To resolve this, you can first check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages. If the issue is with the roles, you may need to update or correct them. If the problem is with the deprecation logging system, you may need to check its configuration or update Elasticsearch to a version where this issue is fixed.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to produce role deprecation messages ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, deprecation.

Log Context

Log “Failed to produce role deprecation messages” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    // spawn another worker on the generic thread pool
                    threadPool.generic().execute(new AbstractRunnable() {

                        public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                            logger.warn("Failed to produce role deprecation messages"; e);
                            synchronized (mutex) {
                                final boolean hasMoreWork = workQueue.peek() != null;
                                if (hasMoreWork) {
                                    workerBusy = true; // just being paranoid :)
                                    try {


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