Runtime error – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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: Node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “runtime error”classname  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)) {
 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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