Bug ID 711281: nitrox_diag may run out of space on /shared

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,, 12.1.3,,,,,, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,, 14.0.0,,

Fixed In:
14.1.0,,,,, 11.5.7

Opened: Mar 21, 2018

Severity: 3-Major


Running nitrox_diag may lose collected data if there is insufficient free space for the tar file to be created.


Might lose data required to diagnose problems with Cavium Nitrox chips.


-- Running nitrox_diag. -- Insufficient free space available on /shared.


The only workaround is to ensure there is enough free space for the files to be created. In general, planning enough space for two copies of a tmm core file and two copies of a qkview works. That might require approximately one gigabyte. Though more might be needed for systems with a large amount of RAM.

Fix Information

nitrox_diag now clears the older data before gathering new data, instead of after. Note, however, that if there is insufficient free space on /shared to collect the raw data, the operation still cannot succeed.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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