Bug ID 1020061: Nested address lists can increase configuration load time

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP AFM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,,,

Fixed In:
17.0.0, 16.1.4, 15.1.9

Opened: May 20, 2021

Severity: 3-Major


Whenever there are a number of nested address lists configured, the 'load sys config' command takes a long time to complete.


Upgrading (load sys config) takes a lot of time of time to complete, which sometimes causes Packet Correlation Classification Daemon (pccd) to fail. If pccd fails, the system is unable to detect and compile firewall configuration changes, meaning that changes made to the firewall configuration are not enforced. Note: The firewall configuration that was running before pccd goes down continues to be enforced; only changes are not enforced.


-- Several nested Address Lists are configured. -- The 'load sys config' command is run.



Fix Information

Fixed an issue with config load time when nested address lists are used.

Behavior Change

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