Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022
Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1
Opened: Apr 05, 2017 Severity: 4-Minor Related Article:
Related Article: K80470655
Although it is not a supported operation, a BIG-IP administrator can change the number of threads TMM runs per process by modifying the 'tmm.threads' db variable. Virtual Edition TMM code is written with the assumption that all TMMs run as threads in one TMM process, so modifying this variable can cause multi-process TMMs, which do not pass traffic. Running the following command doesn't display the dataplane interfaces for one or more TMMs: tmctl -f /var/tmstat/blade/tmm<x> -s name,if_index interface_stat
Some of the TMMs, though launched and running, do not pass traffic, resulting in degraded performance (throughput, CPS) for the assigned number of cores.
When tmm.threads db variable is set a value other than 0 (the default value).
Do not change the tmm.threads db variable from its default value of 0.
With this fix, any non-default value set to tmm.threads db variable is ignored.