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AIX

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redefining functions in header files - do it the right way

When functions in header files need to be redefined (e.g. to get new default behavior),this should NOT be done by just renaming them with a simple '#define func_new func_old'.Instead, macros should be used like it was done for older XL C/C++ compi...
14 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Option to log stdout/stderr with swrole

One of the advantages of sudo over AIX RBAC is ability to record commands and their stdout/stderr - see logio in sudo documentations and sudoreplay. We need similar functionality in AIX RBAC. When user activates a role using swrole and the logging...
20 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

ping response time to be displayed in microseconds

Currently AIX ping shows response time in milliseconds like this: PING 10.128.172.56: (10.128.172.56): 56 data bytes64 bytes from 10.128.172.56: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=1 ms64 bytes from 10.128.172.56: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0 ms 64 bytes from 10...
23 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

lsdev should show the correct storage type

lsdev shows for an FS9500 storage (and also other newer storages) still "IBM 2076 FC disk", which is very old and missleading. The command should give the correct type, for example 4666 for an FS9500 storage. $ lsdev -Cl hdisk420hdisk420 Available...
28 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Enhance lsmpio showing both storages in an policy-based HA environment (mirroring)

In an AIX VM using a FS9500 environment with policy-based HA it is only possible with lsmpio to see the primary storage node of the mirroring relation in the FS9500. It should be possible to see both storages of that relation. This is especially i...
28 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Provide option to bind SNMP agent to the Boot IP of the system/node.

If the SNMP service uses a dynamically assigned virtual IP, the reported data could be related to multiple systems/nodes instead of a single unique system/node because the virtual IP may be associated with multiple systems/nodes.
about 2 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Remove ability to set 0777 permissions

I cannot think of a situation where this is needed, and I frequently come across this being set out of ignorance and laziness.
about 2 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Implement IO tuning parameter value for 'dk_closed_path_recovery=1' by default

Enable 'health_check' command to run on paths to disks, which are not open and active in the kernel, by default as to allow automatic recovery.
3 months ago in AIX 2 Submitted

Evaluate Asymmetric Access State (ALUA state) on path recovery

On path recovery an AIX system does not evaluate the ALUA state of the path (which may have changed while there was no communication).
3 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Make MPIO path healthcheck timeout visible

We have noticed that the healthcheck timeout is different to the rw_timeout, but there is no documentation on how to modify, if it is related to other values or a fix hardcoded value. It would be interesting to make this value known and potentiall...
3 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted