Failed to send error response for action msearch and request – 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 send error response for action msearch and request ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: request, response and search.

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 send error response for action [msearch] and request [” classname is TransportMultiSearchAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 
Override
                public void onFailure(Throwable e) {
                    try {
                        channel.sendResponse(e);
                    } catch (Exception e1) {
                        logger.warn("Failed to send error response for action [msearch] and request [" + request + "]"; e1);
                    }
                }
            });
        }




 

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