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IFS performance on large files deletion

when deleting big files in IFS, cleanup creates huge amounts of read/write I/O in background jobs P0FBAIT00N etc. This I/O blocks further processing if IBM i is used as FTP server and FTP processing first CDs into a directory, deletes existing fil...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Correct total disk space reported by NetServer for Windows mapped drive of IFS share

Windows mapped drive to IFS share on system with 24TB disk space shows total disk space of 7.99 TB with 14.5TB used. Usage bar is showing red. NetServer is not reporting correct disk space on large systems according to IBM support. Use Case: User ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration

Add capability to see who is using a NFS mount

I have a sandbox lpar (GDI) exporting a directory for testing this issue.EXPORTFS OPTIONS('-I -O') DIR('/tmp')strNFSSVR SERVER(*ALL) I have another lpar mounting over thismd '/gdi'md '/gdi/tmp'MOUNT TYPE(*NFS) MFS('gdi:/tmp') MNTOVRDIR('/gdi/tmp')...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration

Additional Audit entries for Netserver authentication and access

Would like to have additional Netserver authentication, connection and IFS file access events posted to QAUDJRN. Use Case: Our company uses several IFS shares and would like a reliable way of capturing Netserver authentication, connection and IFS ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Future consideration

Exit Point QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV more object type info

File Server Exit Point QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV Format PWFS0200The File Server Exit Point since V7R3 has a format PWFS0200. This format brings a parameter “Object type” that can be either *STMF for file or *DIR for directory. Unfortunately the only fu...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

CPYTOSTMF needs CHGDATE parameter like CPYSRCF ... SRCCHGDATE()

When using CPYTOSTMF, e.g. to copy source members from a source physical file to the IFS, for example, to populate git or some other source code version control repository, CPYTOSTMF always assigns the current date/time to the *STMF created. We wa...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Not under consideration

Retain 132 Columns in DSPF CL command when switching to HEX (F10) Mode

When using the IFS DSPF command to look at an IFS file, the F10=Hex key can be used to view the file in hex. However on 132x27 screens the Hex view is restricted to 80 characters and the addition 52 characters per line remain blank.It is important...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Future consideration

set owner of files created in ifs to group profile (IFS security)

(i know this is old and might interfere with POSIX APis but it still is important) when a user profile has grpprf(someprf) owner(*grpprf) and creates an object in IFS (e.g. with CPYTOIMPF), the IFS file has owner (theprofile) and primary group (th...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

IFS streamfiles need additional OIR-like attributes

IFS streamfiles have a number of attributes, many seem IBM i (OS/400) specific, visible via WRKLNK option 8=Display attributes, and can be specified or changed via the CHGATR command ATR parameter, such as: *CCSID, *ALWCKPWRT, *USECOUNT, *DISKSTGO...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

allow NFS mounted files systems in ACS Integrated File System

when using the ACS Integrated File system and navigating to a NFS mount, incorrect output is shown Use Case: Using ACS IFS function or Toolbox they get duplicate names with an endless growing list. it is unusable. additional infoSE75873 - OSP-OTHE...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Future consideration