Bug ID 431914: HW compression failure code -11 (buffer overflow) on stratos (Cave Creek)

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 HF2, 11.4.0 HF4, 11.3.0 HF9, 11.2.1 HF10

Opened: Sep 26, 2013
Severity: 2-Critical
Related Article:
K14974

Symptoms

Customer is seeing a cave creek related log message like: ltm.1_transformed:Sep 18 12:52:10 l1hdc-gtso-de01 crit tmm3[12616]: 01010025:2: Device error: (null) Cave Creek compression error, err = -11 ltm.1_transformed:Sep 18 12:52:10 l1hdc-gtso-de01 crit tmm3[12616]: 01010025:2: Device error: (null) qa_dc_ctx_done: hw_comp Error

Impact

User who requested file download fails with a connection reset. If using curl(2), the client-side will get the following error: PS: the file transfer fails curl: (56) Recv failure: Connection reset by peer

Conditions

Requests for file download with compression where the compressed stream exceeds 4G fails with a connection reset.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

The v1.1 cave creek firmware allows for compressed streams greater than 4 gigabytes. This addresses the issue where requests for file download (with compression) resulted in a reset when the compressed stream exceeded 4G in size.

Behavior Change