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?kdb' on AIX instances to extract data from device driver directly - Request for replacement command

Background: Our support teams often run ‘kdb' commands on AIX operating system instances to extract data regarding certain device driver instances directly from the kernel. Problem statement: Use of kdb on production UNIX systems is frowned upon b...
over 7 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

RFE Ability to configure management port used by integrated application server

Ability to configure management port used by integrated application server. Use Case: Integrated application server uses the local connector feature to enable Web Admin GUI to manage applications running in the server. The problem is that the loca...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Future consideration

dbx enhancement for vector types generated by XL C

See the testcase in the PMR. Enhancement needed to keep dbx in step with technical advances in the compiler.Currently gdb 7.9.1 demonstrates the required support for vectors.
over 7 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Per-process core compression setting

The core compression option is used to manage volume for a sizable influx of core dumps generated by application code. There were also important, though obsolescent, reasons for requiring compression that had to do with highly unfavorable dump-rel...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Provide detection of program termination for RPG and Other ILE Languages

Provide a register call stack entry termination user exit procedure API that runs automatically when the call stack entry for which it is registered is ended also by a normal return to the caller. API CEERTX does this only on an abnormal program t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 5 Not under consideration

PowerVC: include 'Allow performance information collection' on instance creation

Some applications require 'Allow performance information collection' set on the HMC profile but there is no way to set this from PowerVC
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

Enhancement for remanaging Linked Clones VMs

PowerVC does not re-associate an linked clone to the master image after you unmanage and re-manage the lpar. This allows you to delete the master copies of the linked clones, causing them to crash. This problem also shows up every time you reinsta...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

Vios - enhance lsnports command to provide more info

Enhance the command lsnports so that it displays additional info that what is shows already I would like to be able to see Customer Added info (From the odm) added by maybe a chdev to add a description field for each lsnports entry to show me (fab...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

AIX mkszfile enhancement

At the moment the mkszfile creates a corrupt file if there are any full filesystems. This causes the mksysb command to produce a corrupt mksysb, that can not be restored, without throwing a warning or an error. We need to get a good ima...
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-8 encoding

The Node.js runtime does a wrong conversion of ideographic characters like german umlaut and italian accented letters.Characters are written like this:Päbra -> PÀbra Delbrück -> Delbrück Please free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration