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Log ”Cannot check if running as root because JNA is not available” classname is
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    static boolean definitelyRunningAsRoot() {
        if (!JNA_AVAILABLE) {
            logger.warn("cannot check if running as root because JNA is not available");
            return false;
        return JNANatives.definitelyRunningAsRoot();

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