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By default, Elasticsearch configures the JVM to write fatal error logs
to the default logging directory (this is
the RPM and Debian package distributions, and the
directory under the root of the Elasticsearch installation for the
tar and zip archive distributions). These are logs
produced by the JVM when it encounters a fatal error (e.g., a
segmentation fault). If this path is not suitable for receiving logs,
you should modify the entry
jvm.options to an alternate path.