Same exception with --grok-patterns-path cmd line option or grok filter "patterns_dir". Changing nothing and running with 1.1.0 works (also shown below).
dir perm check:
ver 1.1.1 run:
ver 1.1.0 run:
truss output for 1.1.1 - no apparent error accessing the directory, the app is running as root and the directories and files are 777 (see above):
truss output for 1.1.0 - same non-error status accessing the patterns dir but this guy keeps going:
Cleanup of old/stalled ticket.
If issue still persists with current version please open a new ticket.