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invscout should report on currently active system firmware, not the accepted one

Currently invscout report is based on the accepted system firmware level (one stored on the permanent side of the hypervisor), instead of the active (booted from). Example: [root@server:/home/root(4)]# lsmcode -A | grep sys0 sys0!system:VL950_105 ...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Update of allocp needed to permit usage of all available space in VG

The layout of the logical volume on the existing luns is providing a constraint that is restricting which disks can be used for expansion. Those luns are not being counted in the expansion and allocp produces the message: 0516-404 allocp: This sys...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

sysdumpdev -e shows more accurate value

Sometimes DMPCHK_TOOSAMLL is seen in errpt.The estimated dump size is calculated with various factors. The one of the factor is related to max file table size and it depend on the number of SRADs. So if the number of SRADs of system is increasing/...
about 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

User generated list of IP that the HMC will NOT use for RCM connections.

When an RCM connection is established to the PowerHA cluster service IP that moves from node to node, you can end up in a situation where you cannot dynamically increase CPU, and memory on a system. I would like to exclude PowerHA Service IPs from...
11 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Improve the lrud behavior when free the large amount of memory.

When lrud free the memory, it will enable the interrupt disabled mode and block other threads. When customer runs the time-sensitive applications, it might lead to an application time out and then the transaction failures.
11 months ago in AIX 0 Submitted

nimadm upgrade with cachefs fails to install efix because it can't expand a filesystem. While installp can expand a filesystem. It would improve the upgrade proccess if emgr could do the same.

Because of the issue with emgr it is neccessary after the upgrade to boot a lpar from from altinst_rootvg and then install the missing efix, so applications cannot start.Without the limitation the lpar would be started with all the fixes and it wo...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Monitor and display inline log usage

Provide the capability of monitoring the usage of inline logs. Early detection, prior to log filling/wrapping, should prevent file system lock ups.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Need to improve performance of fcntl locking code when many processes are vying for the same lock

In fcntl locking code when waking up blocked processes , optimize the number of processes being woken up to avoid contention Huge documentation within the Support case TS005339308 documentation
almost 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

mksysb backup restore with Tape Device

SAS and FC attached tape do not support boot because it needs atape device driver and atape device driver does not support boot.SCSI attached tape does support boot because SCSI attached tape support AIX native tape device driver , so it is the on...
over 4 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

requesting command line feature for destination frame during LKU

Currently you have to manually change a configuration file to determine the destination host for LKU when it cannot be done on the same system. We are requesting a command line option to determine the destination as part of the LKU command itself.
over 2 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration