Runtime error – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when there’s a problem with the execution of a program during its running phase. It could be due to insufficient memory, incorrect configurations, or bugs in the code. To resolve this, you can increase the memory allocation for Elasticsearch, check and correct the configurations, or debug the code to identify and fix any bugs. Additionally, ensure that your Elasticsearch version is compatible with your system and update it if necessary.

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

Log Context

Log “runtime error” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 // but filter our own internal stacks (e.g. indy bootstrap)
 } else if (shouldFilter(element) == false) {
 ScriptException scriptException = new ScriptException("runtime error"; t; scriptStack; getName(); PainlessScriptEngine.NAME; pos);
 for (Map.Entry> entry : extraMetadata.entrySet()) {
 scriptException.addMetadata(entry.getKey(); entry.getValue());
 return scriptException;


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