Bug ID 710410: TMM hardware accelerated compression not registering for all compression levels.

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.2, 12.1.3, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 12.1.3.6, 12.1.3.7, 12.1.4, 12.1.4.1, 12.1.5, 12.1.5.1, 12.1.5.2, 12.1.5.3, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0, 13.1.0.1, 13.1.0.2, 13.1.0.3, 13.1.0.4, 13.1.0.5, 13.1.0.6, 13.1.0.7, 13.1.0.8, 13.1.1, 13.1.1.2, 13.1.1.3, 13.1.1.4, 13.1.1.5, 13.1.3, 13.1.3.1, 13.1.3.2, 13.1.3.3, 13.1.3.4, 13.1.3.5, 13.1.3.6, 13.1.4, 13.1.4.1, 13.1.5, 13.1.5.1, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, 14.0.0.2, 14.0.0.3, 14.0.0.4, 14.0.0.5, 14.0.1, 14.0.1.1

Fixed In:
14.1.0

Opened: Mar 15, 2018

Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

DEFLATE/gzip compression levels other than level 1 bypass the hardware accelerator and are serviced in software, resulting in higher CPU utilization and slower compression times.

Impact

Compression requests serviced by software are scheduled on local CPUs. During heavy compression traffic, overall system traffic flow may be reduced. Compression requests serviced in software may take significantly longer to complete.

Conditions

-- Compression requests for DEFLATE/gzip levels other than level 1. -- BIG-IP devices using Cave Creek SSL hardware acceleration.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

Hardware accelerator correctly registers for all DEFLATE/gzip compression levels, not just level 1.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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