How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Cannot getrlimit RLIMITFSIZE because JNA is not available

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Troubleshooting background

To troubleshoot Elasticsearch log “Cannot getrlimit RLIMITFSIZE because JNA is not available” it’s important to understand common problems related to Elasticsearch concepts: bootstrap. See detailed explanations below complete with common problems, examples and useful tips.

To help troubleshoot related issues we have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github , please review the following for further information :

1 Unable to load JNA native support library Elasticsearch 6.x 5.82 K 6


Log Context

Log ”Cannot getrlimit RLIMIT_FSIZE because JNA is not available” classname is
We have extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code to get an in-depth context :


    static void trySetMaxFileSize() {
        if (!JNA_AVAILABLE) {
            logger.warn("cannot getrlimit RLIMIT_FSIZE because JNA is not available");

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