Bug ID 700250: qkviews for secondary blade appear to be corrupt

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Dec 29, 2017

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K59327012


Normally, a qkview created on a multi-blade system will include a qkview for every blade on the system. Those qkview files have an error that makes the tar-ball appear corrupt.


The system posts the following messages: gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now Confuses troubleshooters into thinking that the blade qkview files are corrupt, which they are not.


Running a qkview on a system with blades. Attempt to access the tar-ball using the following command: tar -tvzf | tail.



Fix Information

By not always writing an errant newline, the problem is solved.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips