Failed to receive packet; throttling. – 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 receive packet; throttling. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: discovery, discovery-multicast and Plugin.

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 receive packet; throttling…” classname is MulticastChannel.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                 if (running) {
                                    if (multicastSocket.isClosed()) {
                                        logger.warn("multicast socket closed while running; restarting...");
                                        multicastSocket = buildMulticastSocket(config);
                                    } else {
                                        logger.warn("failed to receive packet; throttling..."; e);
                                        Thread.sleep(500);
                                    }
                                }
                                continue;
                            }




 

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