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Compile ILE source from Orion

Our team includes PHP developers who are beginning to maintain the existing RPG code base. Since the RPG code is included in the same git repository as the PHP code, we need the ability to make changes to the ILE source and compile from the same i...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

HA 7.1 MultiCast Functionality

HA 7.1 multi cast functionality is not working correctly... Request to send to the switch on first attempt to sync the cluster... After a reboot of the nodes the cluster cannot sync because a new request is not send to the cluster... The cluster e...
over 7 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Not under consideration

Ability to disable updates to the file access times in IFS (noatime support)

Add the noatime attribute to the mount command for UDFS objects. Use Case: When accessing hundreds or thousands of unchanging files in IFS, for example when compiling a large application, it would be useful to stop updating the access time for eac...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration

Infoprint Server should be able to generate a pdf according the PDF/A standard

We need InfoPrint Server to be able to generate a pdf compliant with the PDF/A standard. Use Case: If a customer demands his invoices to be compliant with the PDF/A standard, I should be able to set a proporty in the Infoprint Server exit program ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

AIX: add robust mutex capability to pthreads

IBM Power Systems customer Bloomberg is requesting AIX support the robust mutex capability as described in the below link:
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Into some smitty meny, pressing Enter without making any change, the cluster doesn't advise that a sync is required

Pressing ENTER into the RG configuration menu without change any field, cluster modify anyway some info into the ACD, but it's doesn't inform the client that a synchronization is required. Client expected to receive the same information message th...
over 7 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Planned for future release

IBM i - missing commands for BRMS

I have found that there are different commands for BRMS ending typically with BRM, but some functions to work with doesn't have a command to use....ex. a command for changing IPL controls doesn't exist, and using WRKPCYBRM *SYS would be expected t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

IBM I DB2 - allow a wildcard filter across a resultset row on select

I'm am reviewing REST API programming. I found this article With regard to 'Searching' being used with pagination, then I run into a problem. Basically I can't ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Enable LPAR automated remote restart from HMC with SRR

We have upgraded our HMC to 8.6.0 version and we are trying to implement SRR, however there is not such an option to pre-define the source and target frame on the HMC and that would be a really nice feature ho have.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Mirrored rootvg in wpar not able to stop/start after disk failure

In an LPAR, rootvg can be mirrored, a disk can fail, and the LPAR can boot from the remaining disk. One can accomplish a boot off the remaining disk by entering maintenance mode, setting the remaining disk as the boot disk, and updating the bootli...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration