Took which is over to for – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when an OpenSearch operation takes longer than the specified threshold. This could be due to heavy indexing, slow queries, or insufficient resources. To resolve this, you can optimize your queries, increase your cluster resources, or adjust the threshold for the operation. Additionally, consider checking for hardware issues or network latency that could be slowing down the operation.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” took [{}]; which is over [{}]; to {} for [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “took [{}]; which is over [{}]; to {} for [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    private void logExecutionTime(TimeValue executionTime; String activity; String summary) {
        if (executionTime.getMillis() > slowTaskLoggingThreshold.getMillis()) {
            logger.warn("took [{}]; which is over [{}]; to {} for [{}]"; executionTime; slowTaskLoggingThreshold; activity; summary);
        } else {
            logger.debug("took [{}] to {} for [{}]"; executionTime; activity; summary);


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