File input in Windows

I'm using logstash file input in windows which locks the folder the file resides in.
I've configured 'stat_interval => 60' so it wouldn't sample the file every second but the folder is still being locked.
Is there any way to overcome this? Do I must use a different input method than file?

Adding my conf:

input {
path => ["C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 7.0\logs\portal.log","C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 7.0\logs\tenant.log"]
start_position => beginning
stat_interval => 60
codec => multiline {
pattern => "^\s"
what => "previous"
filter {
grok {
match => {"message" => "%{TIMESTAMP_ISO8601:logdate} [%{DATA:thread}] (%{DATA:classname}) %{LOGLEVEL:level} - %{GREEDYDATA:log_message}"}
output {
kafka {
broker_list => "XXX:9092"
topic_id => "bo_portal"
client_id => "boalb004s-01"


What version are you using? This was supposed to be fixed in 1.5. The
underlying library is ruby-filewatch so you might want to make a bug there
or on logstash or both of you can recreate it.

Thanks Joe for replying back.
I'm using the latest 1.5.4, I'll go ahead and report it.


I got the same error in 2.2.0.

Is the problem solved at you end?