Top warming has been interrupted – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the warming process of Elasticsearch is interrupted. This could be due to a sudden shutdown, network issues, or resource constraints. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting Elasticsearch, ensuring there are no network interruptions, and checking if there are sufficient resources available for Elasticsearch to operate. Additionally, check the logs for any specific issues that might have caused the interruption. If the problem persists, consider increasing the timeout settings or reducing the complexity of your queries.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” top warming has been interrupted ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “top warming has been interrupted” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        for (TerminationHandle terminationHandle : terminationHandles) {
            try {
            } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                logger.warn("top warming has been interrupted"; e);
        long took = System.nanoTime() - time;


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