Log Stopping watch service; reason shutdown initiated – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Stopping watch service; reason shutdown initiated – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Stopping watch service; reason shutdown initiated” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

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Log Context

Log”Stopping watch service; reason [shutdown initiated]” classname is WatcherService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     * shuts down the trigger service as well to make sure there are no lingering threads
     * also no need to check anything; as this is final; we just can go to status STOPPED
    void shutDown() {
        logger.info("stopping watch service; reason [shutdown initiated]");
        logger.debug("watch service has stopped");


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 :

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