Updated breaker settings for accounting requests – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch updates the circuit breaker settings for accounting requests. The circuit breaker is a mechanism to prevent OutOfMemory errors by limiting memory usage. This message indicates that the settings for the accounting circuit breaker, which tracks memory usage for incoming requests, have been updated. To resolve this, ensure that the new settings are appropriate for your system’s memory capacity. If you’re experiencing memory issues, consider reducing the limit or optimizing your queries to use less memory. Also, monitor your system’s memory usage to prevent hitting the limit.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Updated breaker settings for accounting requests: {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: settings, breaker, indices.

Log Context

Log “Updated breaker settings for accounting requests: {}” classname is HierarchyCircuitBreakerService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        BreakerSettings newAccountingSettings = new BreakerSettings(CircuitBreaker.ACCOUNTING; newAccountingMax.getBytes();
            newAccountingOverhead; HierarchyCircuitBreakerService.this.accountingSettings.getType();
        HierarchyCircuitBreakerService.this.accountingSettings = newAccountingSettings;
        logger.info("Updated breaker settings for accounting requests: {}"; newAccountingSettings);

    private boolean validateTotalCircuitBreakerLimit(ByteSizeValue byteSizeValue) {
        BreakerSettings newParentSettings = new BreakerSettings(CircuitBreaker.PARENT; byteSizeValue.getBytes(); 1.0;
            CircuitBreaker.Type.PARENT; null);


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