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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...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 4 Not under 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.
almost 8 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...
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

update_all and ifixes

When we have LPARs with ifixes installed and want to install the latest Service pack using the smit update_all the update fails because the ifixes need to be manually removed before the service pack can be installed. This is a timely process. Can ...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

update to mkcd utility

Enhancement to mkcd command. When writing to a virtual optical library, there are issues with mksysb images greater than 4Gb and with the way the data is stored on the cdrom filesystem.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

IOSTAT-F Truncated Output

Hi IBM. The output from iostat -F is truncated at 20 characters for file-systems names. This can make it almost impossible to confirm the exact file-system that the IO is going to, when you have many mounts that all start with a similar name. E.g....
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Need a option in lparstat/vmstat command to get virtual cpu utilization in AIX

currently none of the AIX command show %physc or %VP usage. only nmon have it but not available to run a command. please add the %vp to lparstat or vmstat command similar to %ec.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

AIX-based mechanism to query and set the system power mode and any related attributes

Request an AIX mechanism (such as a C API or script) to query and alter the system power mode. Currently, the only interface provided is via the ASMI, limiting accessibility to manual interaction through a Web browser, customer-supplied integratio...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Modify script /usr/bim/mksysb for use with all tape devices name

The original script /usr/bin/mksysb does not allowto create a bootable mksysb tape if the tape device is not named as /dev/rmt[0-9]* At line 2868 the code is :case "$DEVICE"in # # Fix the block size if $DEVICE is a tape device # /dev/rmt[0-9]*) If...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration