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Request for fast HBA I/O failure

During FC cable test with NICE Information Service(client), we found I/O delay time gap between AIX server and x86 machine. When FC adapter driver detects a link event, driver waits approximately for 15 seconds. Client carried out same test on bot...
over 3 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

AIX LFS changes required for smbc performance enhancement

Development asked for an RFE to be opened to request modification of the LFS layer of AIX to add vinfo parameters to the vnop_readdir and vnop_lockctl calls so that the smbc client can get the information it needs to avoid duplicating SMB queries,...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Support for LDAP netgroups and assigning LDAP users to local UNIX groups

Unable to assign LDAP users membership to local UNIX groups. The bank's LDAP service uses LDAP Netgroups as a core design element to group various entities within the bank and define access controls. We have a complex tree of several 1000s of LDAP...
over 3 years ago in AIX 5 Delivered

filesystem shrinking with multiple threads

The current shrinkfs functionality of AIX does not scale well and only uses one thread for moving data during a shrink. Since during the work of shrinkfs the filesystem is quiesced to avoid conflicts with new I/O, this can cause applications to bl...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Improve disk fencing support during LPM in PowerHA environment

PowerHA supports disk fencing using SCSI-3 reservation mechanism. It was discovered during recent testing with a customer that after LPM, PowerHA node/AIX loses access to disks. This is due to AIX device driver handling of the keys after the LPM c...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

improve AIX default security Enhancement with smarter LPA

The default hash function for passwords checking in AIX or VIO is the legacy crypt() function and is accepting only first 8 characters (for hashes). I'm not sure why old crypt() function is still used by default, but from security perspective sha1...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Please provide support for syncing updated lpp_source to NIM alternate master

Starting with an in-sync lpp_source where both the NIM master and NIM alternate master have the same filesets and fileset versions. Update the lpp_source on the NIM master by adding or removing a fileset or fileset update. Run "nim -o sync -a forc...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

SMB support to case insensitive

WEG is working in a project to migrate more and more applications from Windows to AIX on Power but keeping its File Server on Windows. It is clear that for AIX the SMB client file system is replacement of CIFS client. But differently than CIFS, SM...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

netstat -a show sctp statistics

Would like to be to monitor SCTP port level details the same way "netstat -a" provides socket level details of other protocols like tcp, udp.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Add UTF-8 support to smbc.rte

Some clients require support for UTF-8 file name encoding. Currently, smbc.rte does not provide this functionality--only characters in the range 0-127 decimal will work when UTF-8 file name encoding is chosen.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered