Elasticsearch uses a
mmapfs directory by
default to store its indices. The default operating system limits on mmap
counts is likely to be too low, which may result in out of memory exceptions.
On Linux, you can increase the limits by running the following command as
sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144
To set this value permanently, update the
vm.max_map_count setting in
/etc/sysctl.conf. To verify after rebooting, run
The RPM and Debian packages will configure this setting automatically. No further configuration is required.
You can find out the current mmap count of a running Elasticsearch process
using the following command, where
$PID is the process ID of the running
wc -l /proc/$PID/maps