ScriptService close failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to close the ScriptService, which is responsible for managing scripts within the system. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as a bug in the software, a problem with the underlying hardware, or a network issue. To resolve this issue, you could try restarting the Elasticsearch service, checking for any hardware or network issues, or updating to the latest version of Elasticsearch. If the problem persists, you may need to delve deeper into the system logs to identify the root cause.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” ScriptService close failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node.

Log Context

Log “ScriptService close failed” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        try {
        } catch (IOException e) {
            logger.warn("ScriptService close failed"; e);

        // TODO this should really use ThreadPool.terminate()


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