Can't enable system module: Compressor detection can only be called on some xcontent bytes or compressed xcontent bytes


(Alex J) #1

Hello. I am running Filebeat 6.4 and Elasticsearch 6.3 on Amazon Linux 2018.03 and am receiving the following error in my filebeat log:

{
"level":"error",
"timestamp":"2018-11-16T03:56:40.395Z",
"caller":"pipeline/output.go:100",
"message":"Failed to connect to backoff(elasticsearch(hostname)):
  Connection marked as failed because the onConnect callback failed:
    Error loading pipeline for fileset system/auth:
      couldn't load pipeline:
        couldn't load json. Error: 500 Server Error: {
          \"error\":{
            \"root_cause\":[
              {\"type\":\"not_x_content_exception\",
              \"reason\":\"Compressor detection can only be called on some xcontent bytes or compressed xcontent bytes\"}
            ],
            \"type\":\"not_x_content_exception\",
            \"reason\":\"Compressor detection can only be called on some xcontent bytes or compressed xcontent bytes\"},
            \"status\":500}. 
    Response body: {\"error\":{\"root_cause\":[{\"type\":\"not_x_content_exception\",\"reason\":\"Compressor detection can only be called on some xcontent bytes or compressed xcontent bytes\"}],\"type\":\"not_x_content_exception\",\"reason\":\"Compressor detection can only be called on some xcontent bytes or compressed xcontent bytes\"},\"status\":500}"
}

My filebeat config is (I tested with this file, nothing has been removed after the fact except hostname and some root fields):

filebeat.modules:
  - module: system
    syslog:
      enabled: true
    auth:
      enabled: true
logging:
  level: info
  json: true
  files:
    path: /var/log/filebeat
    keepfiles: 7
fields_under_root: true
fields:
  "@instance_id": x
  "@server_type": y
setup:
  template:
    name: filebeat
    pattern: filebeat-*
output.elasticsearch:
  hosts: [...]
  compression_level: 6
  indices:
    - index: filebeat-%{[beat.version]}-%{+yyyy.MM.dd}-unknown

Does anyone know why this happens? How can I fix it?

EDIT: I upgraded to Filebeat 6.5.0 and no change


(Steffen Siering) #2

Does it work if you disable compression temporarily?


(Alex J) #3

...yes! That is strange. This also seems to have fixed my other issue as well. Is compression known to be buggy?? It's not a major issue for us to leave it disabled.


(Steffen Siering) #4

One can disable compression in Elastcisearch HTTP server, but other then that I'm not aware of any problems/bugs with compression in Elasticsearch.


(system) #5

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