Why an error in the logs after universal forwarder upgrade to 8.2.1?


We are recieving following error in the logs after UF upgrade to 8.2.1, can someone please confirm if any action needs to be taken or if this error can be ignored?

ERROR DistributedTracer [389066 MainThread] - Couldn't find "distributed_tracer" in server.conf.

./splunk --version
Splunk Universal Forwarder 8.2.1 (build ddff1c41e5cf)

UF has been started and running correctly.

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I am seeing the same error after recent Splunk upgrade. Any advise on how to resolve the error?

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Did anyone find the cause of this error ? 

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