Filebeat as daemon on macOS


I am running filebeat as a daemon on macOS 10.13.4. I have a plist for that at /Library/LaunchDaemons that keeps filebeat alive.

I noticed that, when filebeat stats, this is logged on system.log:

(co.elastic.filebeat): This service is defined to be constantly running and is inherently inefficient.

Any thoughts about that? Is there a better way to fun filebeat on Mac?

The inefficiency refers to energy usage. Since it never shuts down and runs constantly, there is no efficiency by definition (theirs).

The Mac Diagnostics Agent is always running, thus triggering the above message. It's not an error, it's a feature of theirs.

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Thanks a lot, Jymit! That's reassuring!

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