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FS#65022 - [elasticsearch] starting crashes with ExecStartPre elasticsearch-keystore upgrade

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Opened by Johannes Dewender (JonnyJD) - Thursday, 02 January 2020, 23:24 GMT
Last edited by Christian Rebischke (Shibumi) - Saturday, 22 February 2020, 20:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
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Votes 1
Private No



I had elasticsearch running on a different Arch Linux machine, installed some months ago.
I tried to do the same on this other Arch machine and starting elasticsearch (no index) fails at the keystore upgrade step:

Process: 94942 ExecStartPre=/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch-keystore upgrade (code=exited, status=134)

Jan 03 00:09:59 thinktux systemd[1]: Starting Elasticsearch...
Jan 03 00:09:59 thinktux systemd[1]: elasticsearch.service: Control process exited, code=exited, status=134/n/a
Jan 03 00:09:59 thinktux systemd[1]: elasticsearch.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jan 03 00:09:59 thinktux systemd[1]: Failed to start Elasticsearch.

The only thing I can find in the log is a multi-thread stacktrace for Java.
I am running OpenJDK 8 currently (I found a warning that this will be deprecated in favor of Java 11, the other system was also not running Java 11)

The problem goes away when I remove this line from the service file:
ExecStartPre=/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch-keystore upgrade

Starting elasticsearch-keystore manually, as root or elasticsearch user works fine (Java 11 warning, but fine otherwise).
So potentially one service file setting that doesn't work nicely (with my setup).

I had elasticsearch 1.7 installed on this machine first, so I removed the folders in /etc /var/lib, /var/log, /usr/share and /tmp before installing ES 7.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
elasticsearch 7.5.0-1
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:
* Uninstall elasticsearch and all config/indexes
* install elasticsearch
* sudo systemctl start elasticsearch
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Comment by Johannes Dewender (JonnyJD) - Friday, 03 January 2020, 11:45 GMT
I added the stack trace of the java treads that is generated by the crash.
Not sure this is of any help, but I don't want to leave out anything.

Note that this is not a stack trace from a Java Exception (which would be helpful, but doesn't exist), but a stack trace of the actual JVM.
Comment by Johannes Dewender (JonnyJD) - Friday, 03 January 2020, 11:51 GMT
On the machine where Elasticsearch is running fine this version of the Arch Linux package is installed:
elasticsearch 7.3.2-1
(where elasticsearch-keystore upgrade is not yet running)