Shards get shardIndex Failed to execute progress listener on query failure – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to execute a progress listener due to a query failure on a specific shard index. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as network issues, insufficient resources, or a bug in the code. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the health of your cluster and ensure all nodes are up and running. 2) Review your query for any syntax errors or unsupported operations. 3) Increase the resources allocated to Elasticsearch if they are insufficient. 4) Update Elasticsearch to the latest version to fix any potential bugs.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + shards.get(shardIndex) + “] Failed to execute progress listener on query failure ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: shards, search.

Log Context

Log “[” + shards.get(shardIndex) + “] Failed to execute progress listener on query failure” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    final void notifyQueryFailure(int shardIndex; SearchShardTarget shardTarget; Exception exc) {
        try {
            onQueryFailure(shardIndex; shardTarget; exc);
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.warn(() -> "[" + shards.get(shardIndex) + "] Failed to execute progress listener on query failure"; e);

    final void notifyPartialReduce(List shards; TotalHits totalHits; InternalAggregations aggs; int reducePhase) {
        try {


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