No runtime directory making kibana failed to start


I installed kibana 8.4.1-1 on a RHEL server using Elastic RPM's.

After the first reboot, kibana failed to start because of missing /run/kibana directory:
FATAL Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/run/kibana/'

Problem on our servers, the /run FS is a tmpfs.

It means the initial /run/kibana/ directory created during the package installation diseappeared after the first reboot.

I solved it using the recommended systemd way of working adding RuntimeDirectory in chapter [Service] of the kibana.service definition via a Drop-In.

Same as in the elasticsearch.service.

Just a question: why the default kibana.service from package does not contain this option ?



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