Failed to write compilation error message to the stack – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 5-5

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to write a compilation error message to the stack. This could be due to insufficient disk space, incorrect file permissions, or a system error. To resolve this issue, you can try freeing up disk space, checking and correcting file permissions, or restarting the Elasticsearch service. If the problem persists, consider checking the system logs for any underlying issues that might be causing this error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to write compilation error message to the stack ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: ping.

Log Context

Log “failed to write compilation error message to the stack” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

for (Message error : errors) {
                try (StringWriter writer = new StringWriter()) {
                    error.write(new PrintWriter(writer));
                } catch (IOException e1) {
                    logger.error("failed to write compilation error message to the stack"; e1);
        } else if (cause instanceof CompilationFailedException) {
            CompilationFailedException error = (CompilationFailedException) cause;


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