Bug ID 994361: Updatecheck script hangs/Multiple updatecheck processes

Last Modified: Jun 30, 2021

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,

Opened: Feb 16, 2021
Severity: 3-Major


Multiple updatecheck and 'rpm -qf' processes running simultaneously. Updatecheck is not functional


Due to that 'rpm -qf' command hangs. This causes multiple updatecheck and 'rpm -qf' processes. High CPU and memory usage. The most likely explanation is that rpmdb has gotten corrupted.


Updatecheck is run periodically via a cronjob. Updatecheck runs 'rpm -qf' command.


To rebuild rpmdb: 1. Halt all running updatecheck and 'rpm -qf' processes. 2. Run these commands: rm /var/lib/rpm/__db* rpm --rebuilddb

Fix Information


Behavior Change