Bug ID 580686: Hostagentd might leak memory on vCMP hosts.

Last Modified: Feb 13, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP vCMP(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

Fixed In:
11.6.1 HF1

Opened: Mar 15, 2016
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K70973444

Symptoms

hostagentd resident memory keeps leaking over time. Unexplained system instability. Health monitors might work intermittently.

Impact

hostagentd consumes more than 400 MB of resident memory. In some cases, the process consumes more than 1 GB. This might cause system instability and intensive usage of vCMP host swap memory.

Conditions

This occurs when host uptime is two months or longer.

Workaround

Restart hostagentd on vCMP host.

Fix Information

Many stability and other improvements have been made to hostagentd daemon and associated functionality, so that memory leaks on vCMP hosts no longer occur.

Behavior Change