Bug ID 502213: need to update RULE_INIT if ILX handles are assigned to static variable there

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP None(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4

Fixed In:
12.1.0

Opened: Jan 21, 2015
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

If sdmd is restarted from bigstart and the ILX::init handle is assigned to a static variable in RULE_INIT, then RULE_INIT needs to be re-run to release the old handle and acquire a new one, allowing sdmd to shut down the instance pointed to by the old handle.

Impact

One extra running process (subsequent restarts will not force a new reference and therefore allow instances to shut down cleanly).

Conditions

ILX::init is used to generate a handle as a static variable in RULE_INIT.

Workaround

Modify ilx plugin plugin_name from-workspace workspace_name forces RULE_INIT to re-run. For iRules that are not part of a plugin, simply modify any whitespace in the iRule and save.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change