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FSCK on a mounted filesystem

There should be an option to run an online fsck on a mounted filesystem to detect any filesystem corruption.
almost 5 years ago in AIX 2 Future consideration

snprintf() support in ProbeVue dynamic tracing

Implement snprintf() functionality within ProbeVue
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Remove an ifix using LiveUpdate

Enable the removal of ifixes via LiveUpdate, fi. by adding a new parameter to the geninstall command
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Enable Simultaneous Update of LPPs and Installation of iFixes within LiveUpdate

If we place all needed ifixes to /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/emgr/ppc, all LPPs to /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/installp/ppc (exactly the structure from our NIMs) the command: geninstall -k -Y -d /nim/set1701_lpp_aix_720102/ all runs fine, and it p...
over 6 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

AIX SUMA to download sha checksum information for each file

When downloading files via SUMA, it would be extremely useful to also download a checksum file (such as when using the download director applet), in order that one can be confident in the integrity of the downloaded file. The ability to ...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

errdemon should survive rootvg outages

RAS improvement for errdemon required to save errlog entries during temporary rootvg outages.
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

please package openssl for rsyslog in AIX

In product IBM TS7700 we want to provide our customers to use openssl with rsyslog, but the current aix rsyslog package do not include openssl. we would like to request it to be added.
almost 4 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

Command to work with entries in /etc/filesystems

In AIX there are a lot of small nice commands to make changes to /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/security/user, /etc/inittab, etc. but there are no commands to add/change/remove entries in /etc/filesystems without changing logical volumes. It w...
about 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

NFS 4.1 and 4.2 functionality on AIX

we need NFS version 4.1 and 4.2 support in AIX (at least NFS-client side!) In Linux we do have NFS 4.1 and 4.2 support: currently AIX...
about 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX System Dump Collection process should be enhanced to capture required data

AIX System Dump Collection process should be enhanced to capture required data for any crash analysis. Every time there is systems hung or crash, only feedback we get is SNAP did not capture system DUMP. we have all hosts with "Firmware assisted -...
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration