7020139: 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)


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


A future sblim-gather update will include the patch to resolve the problem. Customers affected by this issue can alternatively contact SUSE Customer Care to request a PTF (temporary fix).


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.


Reported to Engineering


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