Unable to link Windows/Kernel32 library. native methods and handlers will be disabled. – How to solve related issues

Unable to link Windows/Kernel32 library. native methods and handlers will be disabled. – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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Log Context

Log “Unable to link Windows/Kernel32 library. native methods and handlers will be disabled.” classname is JNAKernel32Library.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 Native.register("kernel32");
                logger.debug("windows/Kernel32 library loaded");
            } catch (NoClassDefFoundError e) {
                logger.warn("JNA not found. native methods and handlers will be disabled.");
            } catch (UnsatisfiedLinkError e) {
                logger.warn("unable to link Windows/Kernel32 library. native methods and handlers will be disabled.");
            }
        }
    }

    static JNAKernel32Library getInstance() {




 

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