Bug ID 460030: If you edit the configuration file manually, you might cause the apd process to crash.

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9

Fixed In:

Opened: Apr 30, 2014
Severity: 2-Critical
Related AskF5 Article:


If you edit the configuration file /config/bigip.conf by manually adding an extra terminal-out in a macro. In a subsequent configuration load you might cause apd to crash. Please use the VPE to edit any macro.


The APM apd process crashes due to bad configuration added by editing the configuration file.


Editing the configuration file /config/bigip.conf manually.


This issue has no workaround at this time.

Fix Information

In case the number terminal-out in a macros is added or subtracted manually, new validation code will catch this kind of discrepancy.

Behavior Change