Publication cancelled before committing: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” publication cancelled before committing: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “publication cancelled before committing:”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

assert cancelled == false;
 cancelled = true;
 if (applyCommitRequest.isPresent() == false) {
 logger.debug("cancel: [{}] cancelled before committing (reason: {})"; this; reason);
 // fail all current publications
 final Exception e = new ElasticsearchException("publication cancelled before committing: " + reason); -> pt.setFailed(e));


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