Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas and add comments to ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

Specific link you will want to bookmark for future use

IBM Unified Ideas Portal - - Use this site to create or search for existing Ideas across all IBM products that are outside of Power, and track all of your personal interactions with all Ideas.




Showing 406 of 3480

64 bit wc command for 64 bit UTF-8 locales

Issue: ERANGE errors when processing data with 4 byte characters . # perl -e 'print "\xf0\x9f\x98\x80\n"' | wc wc: : Result too large The 32-bit locales and applications can only process the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), from U+0000 to U+FFFF....
7 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Harmonize procedure of managing configfiles during update of filesets

From an old case we noticed, that procedure how config files are treated during update is fileset-specific. Procedure should be same for each and every config file and it should be easy to check what was done with the config file. It should cover ...
15 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Add an AIX linker option to specify SHMPSIZE

As discussed in the Support case TS008099503, the ISV would like to be able to specify not only DATAPSIZE, TEXTPSIZE and STACKPSIZE as a linker option but also allow SHMPSIZE to be specified. Currently, if you build an application which should use...
4 months ago in AIX 1 Planned for future release

AIX secldapclntd and LDAP load module should successfully recognize and interpret the FreeIPA time stamp format

FreeIPA LDAP server, also know as Red Hat Identity Management, software stores password change time stamps in this format: krbLastPwdChange: 20200929123058Z That appears to be a YYYMMDDhhmmss format. AIX's secldapclntd LDAP client and LDAP load mo...
over 1 year ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

AIX ftpd to use ciphers that need ECDH key exchange

To use FTP in a secure way, the ftpd daemon may use openssl ciphers (FTPS). But modern TLS 1.3 ciphers provided by openssl 1.1 using ECDH key exchange are not possible to be used with the ftpd. These new ciphers should be supported by the ftpd.
about 1 year ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

AIX rsyslog compiled with omkafka (Kafka module)

Addition of the Kafka module to AIX rsyslog. Request to compile AIX rsyslog with omkafka module because this is needed in our production and homologation servers in domain XRC (Customer Relationship applications)
4 months ago in AIX 2 Planned for future release

64-bit Dtfile for CDE

AIX LPARS with Linux NFS servers cannot use the CDE graphical file manager (dtfile) to manage 64-bit file systems. Cause: In getdirent(), the inode number and cookie size is checked. It they are 64 bit, but the application is 32 bit, an EOVERFLOW...
21 days ago in AIX 1 Submitted

Add target limitations to PV_SU in AIX RBAC

If one of the PV_SU kernel privileges is used any target user id can be reached by a privileged command. There is currentliy no limitation to the list of target user id's for the su command. It would be great to get a way to limit the target user-...
3 months ago in AIX 1 Under review

Have an option( flag or environment variable) for active dead gateway detection ( -active_dgd ) to not write to the system log

If a pair of routes is created with the -active_dgd flag and the gateway ( remote host ) is rebooted, the local host will receive a system log message indicating that the gateway is broken or no longer pingable. Please add an option so that the lo...
16 days ago in AIX 0 Under review

Environment variables in crontab files

In Linux you may specify environment variables for cron jobs in the crontab. Like: SHELL=/bin/bashPATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/binMAILTO=root01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly AIX doesn't have such feature, but it would be good to have it.
17 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted