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proxy support for emgr_check_ifixes and emgr_download_ifix

Corporate AIX customers often use a proxy in their company to control internet access. However, there is no proxy support in emgr_check_ifixes and emgr_download_ifix.These commands only work with direct internet access. To make these new commands ...
19 days ago in AIX 0 Under review

Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Under review

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review

Replace the existing smbc generic mount error with specific errors

Instead of the generic error message that the smbc mount helper prints for almost all mount problems, it should instead print separate messages for each of the various reasons mount operations can fail. For example, a failure to authenticate the u...
2 months ago in AIX 0 Under review

Change QUSRUSAT to work with LOCKED User Space Objects

When using the QUSRUSAT (Retrieve user space attributes) API, the API hangs/waits when the *USRSPC is *EXCL or *EXCLRD locked by another process. However since this is a read-only API, it should NOT wait. Other APIs, like DSPOBJD, QUSROBJD, etc. d...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

Add exit point for job message queue full event

IBM has provided the very useful SQL table function QSYS2.JOBLOG_INFO to return the messages in a job log (we also have the messaging API's, but I will focus on JOBLOG_INFO here because of its ease of use). JOBLOG_INFO can be used to investigate w...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Under review

Terminate long running tasks on end requests

In order to terminate a program gracefully during an end request (ex. ENDJOB, ENDSBS, ...) the job end status can be checked (ex. RTVJOBA ENDSTS in CL or %ShtDn in RPG) and acted accordingly. The problem is however that when a job is executing lon...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Under review

Add rr-debugger compatibility with POWER on Linux

rr-debugger (https://github.com/rr-debugger/rr) provides the ability to record a test case that fails, and conveniently navigate forwards and backwards using a gdb interface to examine the program at various program states. This can be used to sol...
3 months ago in Linux for Power / RHEL 8 (5639-RH8) 0 Under review

PowerHA SMUI support of ECDSA keys

Current SMUI is using 8+ years old SSH libraries which do support only RSA keys. More modern keys like ECDSA are supported by used libraries for about 4 years. I do not understand why modern UI is relying on ancient libraries and does not allow us...
4 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review

The smbc.rte driver must be MUST more robust against IP address changes on a file server!!!!

We have a NAS "cluster" from which we're mounting CIFS shares. We must use SMBv3 to be compliant with our InfoSec department. However, when an IP changes in our cluster, it's registered with DNS, but the smbc filesystems UTTERLY lock up. They don'...
4 months ago in AIX 0 Under review