Bug ID 679494: Change the default compression strategy to speed

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.3,,,,, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,

Fixed In:
14.0.0, 13.1.1,

Opened: Aug 21, 2017

Severity: 3-Major


The current default compression.strategy is 'latency', which does not perform properly, i.e., the provider selection algorithm does not react to load change fast enough.


The work load may not be distributed evenly among hardware and software compression providers when compression.strategy is 'latency'.


Using compression.strategy to distribute workload among hardware and software compression providers.


Modify the tmsh sys db variable compression.strategy to 'speed'.

Fix Information

The default compression strategy is now set to 'speed'.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips