Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022
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Opened: Aug 06, 2021
<ticks> is the number of milliseconds the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) clock is out of sync (behind) the system clock because the TMM thread is waiting for a response. Logs are similar to below. bigip1 notice tmm15: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 103 ticks bigip1 notice tmm7: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 106 ticks bigip1 notice tmm10: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 107 ticks bigip1 notice tmm25: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 113 ticks bigip1 notice tmm15: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 121 ticks bigip1 notice tmm5: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 106 ticks
This message may appear intermittently depending on system load and conditions mentioned above, and it does not necessarily indicate system instability or a cause for concern unless accompanied by another error message or at the time of a serious event. In all the above conditions, clock advance ticks are in the range of 100 - 170.
These logs are seen more frequently in i15820-DF platforms with FIPS enabled, in comparison to other FIPS platforms. The messages are observed during FIPS key lookup in the HSM. These lookups occur either during TMM start/restart or during SSL profile configuration modification.