Failed to wait for all refresh requests to complete – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.14-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to complete all refresh requests within the specified time limit. This could be due to high load, insufficient resources, or network issues. To resolve this, you can increase the refresh interval, allocate more resources to Elasticsearch, or optimize your queries to reduce the load. Additionally, ensure your network connection is stable and reliable.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to wait for all refresh requests to complete ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, refresh.

Log Context

Log “failed to wait for all refresh requests to complete” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                logger.trace("completed awaiting and clearing memory tracker");
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.warn("failed to wait for all refresh requests to complete"; e);