Bug ID 1284157: The fastL4 IP TOS mimic feature does not demote flows from PVA

Last Modified: Dec 28, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, 14.0.0.2, 14.0.0.3, 14.0.0.4, 14.0.0.5, 14.0.1, 14.0.1.1, 14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 14.1.4.4, 14.1.4.5, 14.1.4.6, 14.1.5, 14.1.5.1, 14.1.5.2, 14.1.5.3, 14.1.5.4, 14.1.5.6, 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.1.1, 15.0.1.2, 15.0.1.3, 15.0.1.4, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.4, 15.1.4.1, 15.1.5, 15.1.5.1, 15.1.6, 15.1.6.1, 15.1.7, 15.1.8, 15.1.8.1, 15.1.8.2, 15.1.9, 15.1.9.1, 15.1.10, 15.1.10.2, 15.1.10.3, 16.0.0, 16.0.0.1, 16.0.1, 16.0.1.1, 16.0.1.2, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2, 16.1.2.1, 16.1.2.2, 16.1.3, 16.1.3.1, 16.1.3.2, 16.1.3.3, 16.1.3.4, 16.1.3.5, 16.1.4, 16.1.4.1, 16.1.4.2, 17.0.0, 17.0.0.1, 17.0.0.2, 17.1.0, 17.1.0.1, 17.1.0.2, 17.1.0.3, 17.1.1, 17.1.1.1

Opened: Apr 03, 2023

Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

The fastL4 IP TOS (type of service) "mimic" setting, where the BIG-IP reflects the TOS value received from a flow back towards that sender, is incompatible with the PVA acceleration hardware, but fails to demote the flow to be processed in software. As a result, for both ip-tos-to-client and ip-tos-to-server, the mimic setting is ineffective (behaves like pass-through) when a flow is PVA accelerated.

Impact

None, since flows with TOS adjustments are not supported in PVA anyway, and can not be hardware accelerated.

Conditions

Fastl4 profile with ip-tos-to-client and/or ip-tos-to-server set to 'mimic' (this setting shows as the value 65534 in tmsh), and pva-acceleration is enabled.

Workaround

Set pva-acceleration to 'none' in the fastl4 profile, so that flows using that profile are never eligable for PVA hardware acceleration

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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