Bug ID 481696: Failover error message 'sod out of shmem' in /var/log/ltm

Last Modified: Oct 16, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.1 HF1, 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, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2

Opened: Sep 29, 2014

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K16149


You might see a failover error message 'sod out of shmem' in /var/log/ltm.


Failover might not function fully. System posts the message 'err sod[6300]: 01140003:3: Out of shmem, increment amount' in /etc/ha_table/ha_table.conf.


The conditions under which this occurs vary based on the configured shared memory usage.


Manually modify /etc/ha_table/ha_table.conf as follows: Change this line: 'ha segment path: /sod table pages: 2' to this: 'ha segment path: /sod table pages: 4'. Save the file and reboot the system.

Fix Information

Amount of shmem for sod has been increased.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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