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

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.0, 12.1.1

Fixed In:
13.0.0, 12.1.2

Opened: Jan 13, 2016

Severity: 4-Minor


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


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.


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


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

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips