Stopping task with force – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to stop a task that is taking too long to complete or is stuck due to some reason. This could be due to heavy indexing, large data queries, or insufficient resources. To resolve this issue, you can optimize your queries or indexing process, increase the resources of your Elasticsearch cluster, or set a timeout for tasks to prevent them from running indefinitely. Additionally, regularly monitoring and managing tasks can help prevent such issues.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] Stopping task with force [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, task.

Log Context

Log “[{}] Stopping task with force [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                protected void doRun() {
          "[{}] Stopping task with force [{}]"; task.getParams().getId(); request.isForce());
                    task.stop("stop_data_frame_analytics (api)"; request.getTimeout());
                    listener.onResponse(new StopDataFrameAnalyticsAction.Response(true));
        }; e -> {


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