IPtables error on istio-init container

Using Google Kubernetes Engine with version both on masters and nodes: v1.12.7-gke.25

Istio version is 1.1.5

On Stackdriver, I am getting a lot of error-level logs on istio-init container as attached below:

Is this critical? Is there an explanation for this?

Welcome @pkaramol !

This looks like normal output of the istio-init container. The init container sets up a lot of iptables rules that direct incoming and outgoing traffic from your app container through the Envoy process running in the istio-proxy container.

@ed.snible thanks for the welcome.
Most likely Stackdriver is erroneously classifying these logs as ERROR level, so closing the topic for the time being.