Bug ID 974501: Excessive memory usage by mirroring subsystem when remirroring

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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, 14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 14.1.4.4, 14.1.4.5, 14.1.4.6, 14.1.5, 14.1.5.1, 14.1.5.2, 14.1.5.3, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 16.0.0, 16.0.0.1, 16.0.1, 16.0.1.1, 16.0.1.2

Fixed In:
16.1.0, 15.1.2.1

Opened: Dec 16, 2020
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

Aggressive sweeper messages are seen in /var/log/ltm similar to the following: Dec 31 02:35:44 bigip1 warning tmm[25306]: 011e0002:4: sweeper_segment_cb_any: Aggressive mode /Common/default-eviction-policy activated (0) (global memory). (26227799/30854144 pages) In severe cases, tmm might restart and generate a core file due to an out of memory condition.

Impact

A portion of the connections handled by the BIG-IP might be dropped causing traffic interruption for those connections. In severe cases, tmm might restart causing traffic interruption.

Conditions

The active BIG-IP has a large number of mirrored fastL4 connections. The active BIG-IP reconnects the statemirror connection to the standby BIG-IP. This is indicated by messages similar to the following in /var/log/ltm: Dec 31 02:35:37 bigip1 err tmm[25306]: 01340001:3: high availability (HA) Connection with peer 10.25.0.11:1029 for traffic-group /Common/traffic-group-1 established.

Workaround

None

Fix Information

The memory utilization when remirroring fastL4 flows has been improved to allow remirroring to handle a larger number of connections.

Behavior Change