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runtime fsck for JFS2

Provide a JFS2 fsck which can be run while the filesystem is still mounted. This would help tremendously to help system admins detect corruption in their filesystemsThe present request would be for a read-only fsck which would detect problem. This...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Make chdev aware of third party volume managers using disk devices.

Recently we've had a major incident in one of our biggest customers involving Oracle ASM disks that are virtualized using dual VIOS and vscsi. In one of the VIOS, PVIDs were assigned on disks already in use by Oracle ASM running in a client LPAR. ...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Automated JFS2 filesystem size growth/shrink

Would like the JFS2 filesystem implementation to be changed so it automatically grows or shrinks based on customer-defined percentages of minimum or maximum size.
over 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Provide a secure AIX provisioning process

Modify the AIX provisioning process so that TFTP and NFS are not required and AIX use HTTPS or another secure protocol.
over 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

High priority login shell during low memory conditions

Over the years AIX has become very stable, but occasionally there's an AIX system that seems to hang when experiencing low memory/paging conditions. On the system some processes (that don't need to allocate new memory) continue to work happily, pi...
about 2 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

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

All optical SFP's in NICs should have a mechanism to display SFP Tx and Rx Power (as a minimum), Temperature, Alarms as well as SFP Vendor, Serial #

Diagnosing issues becomes much faster when the SFP Tx and Rx Power can be provided to onsite and to customers to work out if it is a cable, sfp or NIC issue - Customers Network team 1st response to an issue is 'what is the Tx & Rx for that lin...
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

LKU suppress broadcast messages from live update

When running lvupdate we see these messages on logged in tty's: Live AIX update in progress. and: Live AIX update completed. We follow itil rules for changes for aix updates. But that doesn't necessarily mean that all users who are logged in...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

API (probably in perfstat) for querying the VLAN(s) and vSwitch for virtual LAN interfaces

Haven't found a documented API for querying the VLAN(s) and vSwitch associated with a virtual LAN interface. Worked through an undocumented API for a plain, virtual interface, but that doesn't work if it's behind an EtherChannel or SEA.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Support for NFS 4.1 in AIX

We have an NFS mount which is shared from Azure, which uses NFS version 4.1. We are getting mount errors while mounting the share in AIX 7.1 LPAR. IBM support confirmed that AIX currently support only till NFS version 4
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration