Executing native method xstat returned with error code for file – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.1-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to execute a native method called xstat on a file, but it fails. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a missing file, or a corrupted file. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the file path and ensure the file exists. 2) Verify that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the file. 3) If the file is corrupted, restore it from a backup. 4) If the error persists, consider reinstalling Elasticsearch as a last resort.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” executing native method __xstat() returned {} with error code [{}] for file [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “executing native method __xstat() returned {} with error code [{}] for file [{}]” classname is LinuxFileSystemNatives.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        assert Files.isRegularFile(path) : path;
        try {
            final Stat stats = new Stat();
            final int rc = XStatLibrary.__xstat(STAT_VER; path.toString(); stats);
            if (logger.isTraceEnabled()) {
                logger.trace("executing native method __xstat() returned {} with error code [{}] for file [{}]"; stats; rc; path);
            return OptionalLong.of(stats.st_blocks * ST_BLOCKS_UNIT);
        } catch (LastErrorException e) {
                () -> format(


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