Unable to link C library native methods seccomp will be disabled – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to link to the C library’s native methods, resulting in the disabling of seccomp (secure computing mode). This could be due to an issue with the system’s library path or a missing library. To resolve this, you can ensure that the required libraries are installed and the library path is correctly set. Alternatively, you can disable the bootstrap.seccomp filter in the Elasticsearch settings if it’s not needed, but this could potentially expose your system to security risks.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unable to link C library. native methods (seccomp) will be disabled. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: bootstrap.

Log Context

Log “unable to link C library. native methods (seccomp) will be disabled.” classname is SystemCallFilter.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        LinuxLibrary lib = null;
        if (Constants.LINUX) {
            try {
                lib = Native.loadLibrary("c"; LinuxLibrary.class);
            } catch (UnsatisfiedLinkError e) {
                logger.warn("unable to link C library. native methods (seccomp) will be disabled."; e);
        linux_libc = lib;


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