Bug ID 567546: Files with file names larger than 100 characters are omitted from qkview

Last Modified: Jan 16, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2

Fixed In:
13.0.0, 12.1.2

Opened: Jan 13, 2016
Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

If the filename of a file being gathered by qkview happens to be larger than 100 characters, the qkview will simply not include it.

Impact

Files with names larger than 100 characters are being omitted from the qkview. Since UNIX files can be 256 characters long, this potentially could omit important files that could help diagnose problems.

Conditions

No conditions necessary. Any file with a name larger than 100 characters is automatically omitted.

Workaround

One would have to rename any files with names larger than 100 characters to names with less than 100 characters.

Fix Information

Qkview was fixed to not use POSIX as the tar format, but instead to use the "GNU" format which allows for up to 256 characters (the system limit). The fixed program now allows any length of characters possible.

Behavior Change