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Request a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads.

pthread_setname_np / pthread_getname_npRequest a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads. The interface can be non-portable. There is no known API for this currently implemented in AIX 7.1 thru TL3. Requirements:- Ability for a thre...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request that glob() be amended to be thread-safe.

This request considers the case when glob is running on one thread, while filesystem operations (open, stat, etc.), with relative pathnames, are being conducted on another thread. The current implementation of glob (through AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3) uses c...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Making an AIX full-system partition bootable on systems with IFL enabled cores

A full-system partition created on a Power9 box that has IFL enabled cores is unbootable. Leads to a B700F121 error. On Power8 a simple chsyscfg command allowed for reducing the CPU count on a full system partition profile, to exclude the IFL enab...
about 4 years ago in Power Systems Design 2 Not under consideration

NPE when prompting CL

After installing we get errors when prompting (F4) inside CL Programs. See attached stacktraces Use Case: Programming CL
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Is a defect

Request to make the API getwparstate() threadsafe

We use the API getwparstate() to fetch the wpar status as active or not. This API works if invoked from within a main() execution of the program. However, this API is failing to return correct state when it is invoked from a thread. We took help f...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Enable Ctrl (and other) keys to repeat

This is for ACS - Accessw Client Solutions. I would like to be able to have the Ctrl key be a repeatable key. Its' location is similar to the NewLine key from the 5250 terminal family and is commonly mapped to perform that function. Use Case: Keyb...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

vscsi mapping - IBMi to IBMi

Possibility to create vscsi mapping between two IBM i LPAR's. Currently command "pvmctl scsi create" showing only parameters where vscsi server ( parent ) is VIOS and vscsi client ( lpar ) is IBMi. I'm asking for option which allow me to set paren...
about 4 years ago in PowerVM NovaLink 1 Future consideration

Make RDi available for Mac

Can we make RDi RPG/COBOL development tools available for MAC OSX? I understand that in the past the delay was due to the lack of verifier routines to run on OSX, but even a version without these would allow Mac users to use the tool to gain busin...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Provide error handler for secondary thread of multi-threaded job

When a multi-threaded job encounters an unhandled exception, the system should be able to gracefully handle the error with the standard *INQ message to *EXT or QSYSOPR. Background When an unhandled exception occurs in the secondary thread of a mul...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

RDi Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance Rational Developer for i to support new 5250 AFDDS capability (see related RFEs). Enhance the RDi Screen Designer to generate and maintain DDS containing AFDDS keywords. This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" s...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration