Log Post listener failed – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Post listener failed – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Post listener failed” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts index, indexing, shard. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”post listener [{}] failed” classname is ShardIndexingService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     public void postCreateUnderLock(Engine.Create create) {
        for (IndexingOperationListener listener : listeners) {
            try {
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.warn("post listener [{}] failed"; e; listener);

    public void throttlingActivated() {

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Github Issue Number 13202  

Warn While Updating Index Settings  


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