Bug ID 574116: MCP may crash when syncing configuration between device groups

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All(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, 11.6.1, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2

Opened: Feb 17, 2016
Severity: 2-Critical

Symptoms

mcpd on the sync target crashes when syncing configuration.

Impact

Outage due to mcp crash which causes tmm to restart.

Conditions

This can occur when a local non-synced object references an object that is synced (such as a local-only virtual server referencing a synced iRule), and a non-synced object on the target machine happens to be referencing the same synced object. In this condition, mcpd could crash if objects in a sync group are deleted and synced.

Workaround

When you have devices with local-only resources that are referencing objects contained in a sync/failover group, avoid deleting any objects (such as iRules) that might be referenced by other local-only resources on other devices. Instead of a "this object is in use error", mcpd on the target machine will crash.

Fix Information

Verify existence of rule objects when validating configuration.

Behavior Change