Tracking down slow (and strange!) lucene queries

In our atlassian-jira.log file there are many many INFO warnings about slow lucene queries that frankly don't make much sense. I'm trying to track down where they're coming from, and would appreciate any pointers on how to most effectively track down the offending plugin/dashboard/whatever.


They don't make sense in that the INFO warning statements all take a form similar to this...

JQL query '{project = "foo"} AND {component = "bar"} AND {key in ("baz-123")}' produced lucene query and took '389' ms to run.

... where the key is for a different project than is listed in the first term. They appear never able to positively return any results! Sometimes there are additional terms adede in specifying issuetype, or reporter. But they always specify a key and a project in conflict w each other.


In the atlassian-JIRA.log, these slow queries are attributed to users all across the company, who confirm they're not triggering these via the search interface. Interestingly, the atlassian-jira-slow-queries.log shows a different set of slow queries and none of these ones. 


If it matters, we're on JIRA server 6.4.14, and we have a handful of big plugins installed... Zephyr 2.6.1, ScriptRunner 4.1.3, BigPicture 5.4.2, Agile 6.7.16, Structure 3.3.0.


Thank you for any suggestions! 

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Hi Katie,

Did you ever figure this out?

I'm a little late, but I'm dealing with the same problem right now. I isolated the cause to one of the Slack webhooks I have setup - disabling it stops the INFO statements. Still haven't figured out what's causing it, but at least I've found the culprit. 

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Damian is absolutely correct.  From what I can tell, every event (Issue: created, updated) for EVERY ticket in JIRA is compared to the JQL in the webhook.  If it takes more than 50ms to run, then it puts the INFO into the log.

I've tried simplifying my JQL by adding "updated >= -1m", but that seems to have had little or no effect.  The only thing I can think to do now is to break up my web hooks into multiple simple JQL queries.

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