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Add Python to AIX packaging

Include or Add Python installation to the AIX packaging software ready available for download or bundle to the dvd_rom media.
over 4 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

High getattr() calls against /etc/passwd while accessing files owned by LDAP-defined users

We have observed that list command ( ls –l ) against file(s) owned by LDAP user is causing 10x more getattr calls to /etc/passwd file comparing to same list ( ls –l ) against file(s) owned by LOCAL (/etc/passwd) defined user. LDAP user – is a user...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Offer Active Memory Expansion (AME) on the Power10 processor-based scale out systems.

We have received requests to offer Active Memory Expansion (AME) on the Power10 processor-based scale out systems.​ Others have asked about why it has been 'removed' compared to the POWER9 based scale-out servers. Partners have already requested t...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 4 Delivered

Implement lsmpio -q volume name implementation based on lsmpio_map in AIX 7.2

AIX 7.3 TL1 implements an option to extract the volume name identification (and other fields) for lsmpio -q based on an hdisk attribute called lsmpio_map (AIX-I-273) We have some customers requesting this enhancement to be backported also in AIX 7...
about 1 year ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Enhance performance of AIX Trusted Execution by improving the logic to verify integrity of untrusted files

Trusted Execution (TE) is an AIX security feature for file integrity verification. For performing the integrity check, TE compares the hash value of the files on the system against the pre-calculated hash values stored in its Trusted signature dat...
over 4 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

support for the POSIX/pax tar format in tar

The AIX tar command is a little behind other implementations. It does not support any of the common archive formats which are nowadays being used on any other platform (Linux, MacOS, *BSD, SunOS, HPUX, etc.). $ /usr/bin/tar --help/usr/bin/tar: Not...
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

improve AIX default security Enhancement with smarter LPA

The default hash function for passwords checking in AIX or VIO is the legacy crypt() function and is accepting only first 8 characters (for hashes). I'm not sure why old crypt() function is still used by default, but from security perspective sha1...
over 3 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

New user controllable AIX parameters for unix domain socket buffer size

End-user : Hana Bank in KoreaOS : AIX v7.2Middleware : TMAX (TP Monitor) from TMAXSoft in KoreaClient's core banking application performance is getting worse as the size of application data that needs to be passed between those application process...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 0 Delivered

Please provide support for syncing updated lpp_source to NIM alternate master

Starting with an in-sync lpp_source where both the NIM master and NIM alternate master have the same filesets and fileset versions. Update the lpp_source on the NIM master by adding or removing a fileset or fileset update. Run "nim -o sync -a forc...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

alt_rootvg_op update_all ignores RPM updates

In AIX 7.1, alt_rootvg_op -b update_all is ignoring all RPMs from update source location provided.As identified in linked PMR, this is caused by alt_rootvg_op not passing parameter "-r" to command install_all_updates, which is taking care of actua...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered