Elasticsearch version (
bin/elasticsearch --version): 6.2
Plugins installed: None
JVM version (
java -version): Unknown (AWS-hosted Elasticsearch)
OS version (
uname -a if on a Unix-like system): Unknown (AWS-hosted Elasticsearch)
Description of the problem including expected versus actual behavior: Issuing a DELETE request on an existing record results in a 404 return code, and successfully deletes the record.
The ES cluster responds with:
The expected behavior is: a 200 response
Steps to reproduce:
Create a single document in an arbitrary index with arbitrary contents, whose ID is 'record_name'.
Confirm that the document exists by opening a browser and visiting:
Delete the record via a DELETE request using the ruby API:
Elasticsearch::Client.new(url: my_url).delete(index: my_index_name, id: record_name, type: 'doc')
The response will come back Very Slowly. The record will disappear from ES, but the response will be a 404.
I wish I could be more specific about the reproduction steps, because clearly this won't work on every cluster. I'm debugging this on an existing aws-hosted server and I don't know what happened to its internal state that made it start failing in this way.
IMO, the server should never respond with 404 while succeeding at the requested behavior.