Bug ID 467868: Leak due to monitor status reporting

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6

Opened: Jun 18, 2014
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:


The mcpd memory steadily increases until it runs out. Running "strings" on the resulting core file reveals many instances of a monitor error message.


Slow system performance, unexpected crash and failover.


Must have a monitor configured that generates an error message.


Disable the monitor.

Fix Information

Previously, mcpd might leak memory when returning an error message that contained the reason for a monitor failure. The message now reports the reason without leaking memory.

Behavior Change