Unable to lock JVM Memory: error=; reason= – How to solve related issues

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Unable to lock JVM Memory: error=; reason= – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to lock JVM Memory: error=; reason= ” 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: bootstrap.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

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Log “Unable to lock JVM Memory: error={}; reason={}” classname is JNANatives.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             // this will have already been logged by CLibrary; no need to repeat it
            return;
        }

        // mlockall failed for some reason
        logger.warn("Unable to lock JVM Memory: error={}; reason={}"; errno ; errMsg);
        logger.warn("This can result in part of the JVM being swapped out.");
        if (errno == JNACLibrary.ENOMEM) {
            if (rlimitSuccess) {
                logger.warn("Increase RLIMIT_MEMLOCK; soft limit: {}; hard limit: {}"; rlimitToString(softLimit);
                    rlimitToString(hardLimit));




 

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