Bug ID 585833: Qkview will abort if /shared partition has less than 2GB free space

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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: Apr 06, 2016
Severity: 3-Major


In order to inform the user that the /shared partition needed to be cleaned up, qkview was checking for at least 2GB of free space. This isn't a hard requirement to build a qkview which potentially could use much less than the 2GB limit. Additionally, some F5 VE systems are shipped with less than 2GB in /shared, thus qkviews cannot be produced.


User is unable to create a qkview despite having enough room to build one.


The /shared partition is smaller than 2GB or has less than 2GB free.


Increase the size of /shared so that it has at least 2GB of free space. See https://support.f5.com/csp/#/article/K14952 for detailed instructions on resizing volumes.

Fix Information

A warning about having less than 2GB will still be issued, but the qkview will continue to attempt to finish.

Behavior Change