Bug ID 656811: Memory usage with MBLB SIP ingress buffer on standby

Last Modified: May 14, 2019

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 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, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4

Opened: Apr 07, 2017
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

Memory usage increases to high levels when the ingress-max profile setting is set to a large value.

Impact

Degraded performance. With the built-in MBLB profile allocations will go up to 50 and stay there until the 'while' is killed on the client and the flow is allowed to expire. With a non-default MBLB profile, allocations will go as high as the ingress-max setting.

Conditions

Incoming SIP messages are mirrored to standby, then the flow is aborted on active.

Workaround

- Make sure there is at least one available pool member. - Use default MBLB profile, or at least ingress-max set close to the default (50).

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change