Cannot getrlimit RLIMIT AS beacuse JNA is not available – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 5-5

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to access the Java Native Access (JNA) library, which is required for certain system-level operations like getting resource limits (getrlimit). This could be due to a missing or incorrectly installed JNA library. To resolve this issue, you can try reinstalling the JNA library or check if the JNA library path is correctly set in your system. Also, ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the JNA library.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot getrlimit RLIMIT_AS beacuse JNA is not available ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: bootstrap.

Log Context

Log “cannot getrlimit RLIMIT_AS beacuse JNA is not available” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    static void trySetMaxSizeVirtualMemory() {
        if (!JNA_AVAILABLE) {
            logger.warn("cannot getrlimit RLIMIT_AS beacuse JNA is not available");


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