Bug ID 958465: in BIG-IP Virtual Edition, TMM may prematurely shut down during initialization

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.4,,,, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3

Fixed In:

Opened: Oct 23, 2020

Severity: 3-Major


TMM may prematurely shut down during its initialization when several TMMs and interfaces are configured. The system logs messages in one or more TMM log files (/var/log/tmm*): MCP connection aborted, exiting.


TMM shuts down prematurely. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts. Possible deadlock and MCP restart loop requiring a full reboot of the BIG-IP device.


-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE). -- Happens during TMM startup. -- The issue is intermittent, but is more likely to occur on systems with a lot of TMMs (more 20 in most cases) and several interfaces (approximately 8 or more).



Fix Information

A new TCL configuration element was added: "max_poll_pre_rfw", with a default value of 4, to modulate the function of "max_poll" in TMMs which are not yet Ready-For-World. The value of "max_poll_pre_rfw" can be configured in the "tmm_base.tcl" file.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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