Failed to execute progress listener on query failure – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-1.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to execute a progress listener due to a query failure. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect query syntax, network issues, or server overload. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and correct your query syntax, 2) Ensure your network connection is stable and reliable, 3) Check your server’s load and capacity, and if necessary, scale up your resources, 4) Review your OpenSearch logs for more detailed error information, and 5) Update your OpenSearch version if it’s outdated.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] Failed to execute progress listener on query failure ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: query, search.

Log Context

Log “[{}] Failed to execute progress listener on query failure” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    final void notifyQueryFailure(int shardIndex; SearchShardTarget shardTarget; Exception exc) {
        try {
            onQueryFailure(shardIndex; shardTarget; exc);
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] Failed to execute progress listener on query failure";
                shards.get(shardIndex)); e);

    final void notifyPartialReduce(List shards; TotalHits totalHits; InternalAggregations aggs; int reducePhase) {


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