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IBM i

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Improved behavior of IBM i when bad sectors of external storage occur

There was an incident that bad blocks on an external storage connected to an IBM i partition resulted in recursive SRC A6xx0266 for hours and performance of the IBM i partition significantly slowed down. It was hard for the customer to determine w...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Is a defect

CLOB Pointers in RPG Not Working

RPG A calls RPG B, passing pointer to CLOB. RPG B receives pointer, and uses it as base for CLOB there. Both compile. Both execute with no bombs. But based CLOB in RPG B does not reflect data in CLOB in RPG A. Use Case: Program A creates a CLOB an...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Is a defect

WRKLNK failure in delete files 4GB+

having an IFS directory /test with two subdirectories /test/test1 and /test/test2 - both containing 10 files, for example DVD images of PTF Groups. Some files <4GB, some >4GBusing WRKLNK / then enter 9 (recursive delete) on entry /test resul...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Is a defect

Provide code completion on ExtName DS

Code completion works fine in RDI for regular datastructures, however it doesn't work for datastructure define externally, for example; Dcl-DS MYFILE ExtName('MYFILE') Qualified Alias;End-Ds; Typing MYFILE. followed by Ctrl-Space doesn't give me t...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect

Outline not showing modified marker on fields using assignment operators

Fields modified using (at least) += are not showing in the outline as being modified "line# (m)". Use Case: I have Live outline on. See sample images for references.
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Is a defect

Send EMAIL even when SNDSMTPEMM detects Lock on IFS Attachment

When Sending an EMAIL using the SNDSMTPEMM CL command and specifying the ATTACH parameter, the Command will fail if the file identified on the ATTACH parameter is open for READ-only in a User job somewhere on the system, or even if it is the same ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Is a defect

Implicitly defined DS subfield appears in outline as Unknown(0)

I am able to have a subfield in a data structure that does not have a definition specified. The compiler determines the definition at compile-time based on other fields that overlay the field. However, the outline shows Unknown(0). Below is an exa...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Is a defect

INavigator Security Doesn't Work

iNavigator security not working.Restricted user still shows access to all of iNavigator options. Use Case: Have need to put monitors in iNavigator on web enabled TV in our office to display system performance monitors. Objective is to give user ON...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Is a defect

Allow RTVSYSINF and UPDSYSINF to/from library in IASP

We would like to have the possibility to run RTVSYSINF and store this information in a library which is in an independent ASP.Currently this fails with MCH5601. Use Case: We have many customers using independent ASPs doing backups on their HA site...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Is a defect

ESS: License keys

Trying to order keys for IBM i 7.4.Go to ESS. Enter machine type and serial number. Tell it 7.4. See list of software including BRMS. Ask to "View Keysheet". Several products not included on the keysheet. Revise to only select BRMS. Ask to view ke...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Is a defect