Log Trying to update state on task with unexpected allocation id – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Trying to update state on task with unexpected allocation id – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Background

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To troubleshoot log “Trying to update state on task with unexpected allocation id” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts allocation, cluster, persistent, task. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Trying to update state on task {} with unexpected allocation id {}” classname is PersistentTasksClusterService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 PersistentTasksCustomMetaData.Builder tasksInProgress = builder(currentState);
                if (tasksInProgress.hasTask(taskId; taskAllocationId)) {
                    return update(currentState; tasksInProgress.updateTaskState(taskId; taskState));
                } else {
                    if (tasksInProgress.hasTask(taskId)) {
                        logger.warn("trying to update state on task {} with unexpected allocation id {}"; taskId; taskAllocationId);
                    } else {
                        logger.warn("trying to update state on non-existing task {}"; taskId);
                    }
                    throw new ResourceNotFoundException("the task with id {} and allocation id {} doesn't exist"; taskId; taskAllocationId);
                }




Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Github Issue Number 23199  

Github Issue Number 37545  

 

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