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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.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

?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...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 4 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...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 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...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Decorate all excluded source when excluding source.

When source code is omitted due to conditional compilation directives (/if defined()), the area in columns 1-5 are now colored (decorated). Only the non-blank lines are colored and it is VERY distracting. In the preferences for the parser style fo...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Content Assist should also suggest typed procedures.

When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() keyword, procedures with return values should be offered as suggestions for the like() or likeds(). Use Case: When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() k...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Determine combined size of selected fields

When you are making overlaid fields within a DS you often need to create a master field to contain all the overlain fields and that needs to be of at least a certain size. It would be nice if we could have the editor combine the size of all fields...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

5250 window boarder attribute overlain by user field end attribute

In ACS version 5250 windows when ever a developer places content that ends on the same place a window boarder attribute begins the developer item end attribute replaces the window boarder attribute. Use Case: Window at either *DS3 or *DS4 ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Is a defect

Add Break on Variable Changed to RDi Debug

In other IDE's that I have worked with, I have the ability to watch a variable, and break when its value changes during debug. In RDi I can only set a break point on a specific line and set conditions on when execution stops there. Both are useful...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

HMC Enh+ GUI and VIOS allowing duplicate SSP LU name

After attempting to create an LU and getting a generic failure, he checked by the HMC GUI at the Pool / Tier level if there was a LU created and no new LU SSP2T_D1 (LU name) was found. Because of the unclear message and the hint to try the procedu...
almost 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration