Bug ID 640809: Merged constantly restarts

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

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Opened: Jan 23, 2017
Severity: 3-Major
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Merged constantly restarts. This may occur on upgrade or after merged restarts after enabling debug logging. The system logs the following error signature in /var/log/user.log: err merged[27984]: isc/libev evGetNext: Bad File Descriptor: 5, errno: 9 Bad file descriptor. notice logger: Started writing core file: /var/core/merged.bld0.0.249.core.gz for PID 27984.


Merged restarting may impact stats collection. This can also impact qkview generation, the statistics may be corrupt or missing, GUI might return "General database error retrieving information."


log-config filter level is debug and merged restarts. Note: 'level debug' is the default for a log-config filter therefore the following would be debug logging: sys log-config filter myfilter { publisher mypub }


If you are encountering this, you can run the following tmsh commands to set the log level to the warning level. Impact of procedure: This will disable debug logging of merged. tmsh modify sys log-config filter <HSL-Filter-Name> level warn tmsh save sys config

Fix Information


Behavior Change