No deletion job listeners could be found – 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 ” No deletion job listeners could be found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete, listeners and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “[{}] No deletion job listeners could be found” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    private void notifyListeners(String jobId; 
Nullable AcknowledgedResponse ack; 
Nullable Exception error) {
        synchronized (listenersByJobId) {
            List> listeners = listenersByJobId.remove(jobId);
            if (listeners == null) {
                logger.error("[{}] No deletion job listeners could be found"; jobId);
            for (ActionListener listener : listeners) {
                if (error != null) {


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