Bug ID 519217: tmm crash: valid proxy

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8

Fixed In:
11.6.1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.4.1 HF9

Opened: Apr 21, 2015
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K89004553

Symptoms

tmm might crash in extremely rare circumstances when a virtual server is used during an update. Standard process is for virtual servers to be unavailable until the configuration update is complete; there are extremely rare circumstances when it is possible for a connection to use a virtual server before it is ready.

Impact

Traffic disruption, possible failover to another device if HA is configured. If using keepalive or other means to keep the connection alive, then a long amount of time might pass between the creation of the invalid flow and any impact from the error.

Conditions

This requires that traffic is running during a configuration update, including a config sync from an HA peer. There must be a virtual server or configuration that uses a second virtual server while traffic is running: these include vip-on-vip using iRules and WAM prefetch, but might include other internal conditions.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

If a virtual server is used during an update (that is, before the virtual server is ready), an error message is now posted to tmm log files, and a small amount of memory is used each time this message is logged.

Behavior Change