No deletion job listeners could be found – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot find any listeners for a deletion job. This could be due to a misconfiguration or a bug in the system. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check your Elasticsearch configuration to ensure that listeners are properly set up. 2) Update your Elasticsearch version to the latest one, as this might be a bug that has been fixed in a newer version. 3) Restart your Elasticsearch cluster, as this might help to reset the listeners.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] No deletion job listeners could be found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, listeners.

Log Context

Log “[{}] No deletion job listeners could be found” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    private void notifyListeners(String jobId; @Nullable AcknowledgedResponse ack; @Nullable Exception error) {
        synchronized (listenersByJobId) {
            List> listeners = listenersByJobId.remove(jobId);
            if (listeners == null) {
                logger.error("[{}] No deletion job listeners could be found"; jobId);
            for (ActionListener listener : listeners) {
                if (error != null) {


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