Bug ID 424173: Unreadable directories under /sys/class/net

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0

Fixed In:
11.5.0, 11.4.1, 11.4.0 HF4, 11.3.0 HF8, 11.2.1 HF10

Opened: Jun 27, 2013
Severity: 2-Critical


Network device configuration can cause some of the directories under /sys/class/net to become unreadable, and attributes of these directories become unavailable.


Configuration of network interfaces may fail on affected platforms. Some directories under /sys/class/net may become unreadable when network devices are configured and renamed.


This problem may occur after general BIG-IP network device configuration on BIG-IP 2000-series, 4000-series, 5000-series, 7000-series, and 10000-series appliances, and some VIPRION B2000-series blades.



Fix Information

Network device configuration no longer causes some of the directories under /sys/class/net to become unreadable.

Behavior Change