No tasks to worry about after state update – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to execute tasks after a state update, but finds no tasks to execute. This is not necessarily an error, but more of an informational message indicating that there are no pending tasks. If you’re seeing this frequently and it’s causing concern, you may want to check your cluster health and ensure that your applications are correctly interacting with Elasticsearch. If there are supposed to be tasks and they’re not appearing, it could indicate an issue with task creation or submission.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No tasks to worry about after state update ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “No tasks to worry about after state update” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


            // There are no tasks to worry about starting/stopping
            if (tasksCustomMetadata == null || tasksCustomMetadata.tasks().isEmpty()) {
      "No tasks to worry about after state update");

            // Did we change from disabled -> enabled?