Script Too many dynamic script compilations within; max: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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Briefly, this error occurs when there have been too many dynamic script compilations within a set time period. Elasticsearch has a limit on the number of dynamic script compilations to prevent abuse of the system. You will need to adjust your usage of dynamic scripts to stay within the limit.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” script Too many dynamic script compilations within; max: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

Log Context

Log “[script] Too many dynamic script compilations within; max: [“classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if(!tokenBucketState.tokenSuccessfullyTaken) {
 // Otherwise reject the request
 throw new CircuitBreakingException("[script] Too many dynamic script compilations within; max: [" +
 rate.v1() + "/" + rate.v2() +"]; please use indexed; or scripts with parameters instead; " +
 "this limit can be changed by the [" + contextRateSetting + "] setting";


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