Bug ID 1320889: Sock interface driver might fail to forward some packets.

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 15.1.0, 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, 15.1.10.4, 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, 16.1.4.3, 17.1.0, 17.1.0.1, 17.1.0.2, 17.1.0.3

Fixed In:
17.1.1

Opened: Jul 14, 2023

Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

Sock interface driver might drop packets that require reassembly/re-segmentation on one side of the connection. For example, when client-side is configured with tcp-nagle and the server-side sends a stream of multiple small packets. This can increase latency on BIG-IP Virtual Edition on Azure when TSO/LRO is enabled. Drops can be monitored by running the following command: 'tmctl -d blade tmm/ndal_tx_stats -w 300' column 'drop_rej_dd'.

Impact

Some packets might never be forwarded by the BIG-IP system.

Conditions

-- sock driver. (See K10142141) -- BIG-IP performing reassembly/re-segmentation on one side of the connection

Workaround

In some cases disabling Nagle Algorithm in TCP profile to avoid reassembly/re-segmentation might improve the performance.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips