sblim - gatherer daemon is not starting

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)


The sblim Metric Gatherer daemon does not start on boot even though it's enabled to start up.

A 'journalctl' output shows :
<date> <time> <hostname> gatherd[1075]: mcs_init: could not open lockfile
/var/run/gather/.gather-lockfile, error string No such file or directory


On SLES12 SP3 and SP4 the sblim-gather update, sblim-gather-2.2.8-3.5.5 released June 2019 includes the patch to make sure that the /run/gather subdirectory is registered.

Customers with a SLES12 SP2 and a long term support contract (LTSS) can contact SUSE Customer Care to request a PTF (temporary fix). A future sblim-gather update will include the patch to resolve the problem.


The sblim-gather package doesn't account for /var/run on tmpfs. The /run/gather subdirectory wasn't registered with tmpfile.d, so it wasn't created after reboot.

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  • Document ID:7020139
  • Creation Date: 31-May-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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