Bug ID 420893: Process errors in wamd

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP None(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.1.0, 11.2.0, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0

Fixed In:
11.5.0, 11.4.1, 11.4.0 HF3, 11.3.0 HF6

Opened: May 09, 2013
Severity: 3-Major
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The wamd process can core under heavy pdf linearization or image optimization load if disk or RAM resources abruptly become low.


wamd cores and restarts


If a disk or ram shortfall occurs abruptly and OWS is slow enough in responding, WAM may initially decide it has enough disk and ram to optimize but discover later it does not. This is mostly handled properly but there was one unlikely corner case which was not.


If the shortfall is disk, free more space in /shared. If the shortfall is RAM, increasing RAM may help slightly.

Fix Information

When RAM or disk space becomes low abruptly while under heavy image optimization or pdf linearization load, wamd will no longer core.

Behavior Change