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user id case handling with multiple user registeries

See PMR 67164,442,000
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Rebuilding boot image for the alt_inst image (wake up image)

The command - chroot /alt_inst /usr/sbin/emgr -r -L <ifix id> would remove ifix from /alt_inst image. But the problem is that in the case of Rebuilding boot image (automatic) as part of ifix removal, would create a boot image in the active r...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

accelerate NIM installation

speed up installation of NIM packages by separating download of package and installation.
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

AIX LVM "per node" preferred read option

Add a per node option to specify the logical volume preferred read method.preferred read is currently a global LV setting. This is not optimal for failover in PowerHA environments. In a SAN environment it is necessary to choose the local LV copy i...
over 8 years ago in AIX 8 Not under consideration

LVM watchdog

PMR 70988,7TD presents an instance where the LPAR failed due to an LV hang affecting rootvg. The current analysis is that the failure event began with SAS adapter exceptions that were not properly handled, possibly due to APAR IV69522, and so some...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Change the behavior of standard output of the Korn shell same as the Bash

The close timing of standard output redirected to tee via the pipe as shown in the following sample shell in Use Case is in case of the Korn shell:-just after the first ‘echo 0' command is completed. Because standard output of the third ‘echo 1' c...
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Require Kernel extension C library to use P8 in-core crypto

We are planning to use P8 in-core crypto from a kernel extension. Currently there does not seem to a library for same, usable from kernel extension. Having such a library would help us in providing a fast cryptoto applications using our kernel ext...
over 8 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

Implement secure audit logging in ksh/ksh93/csh/sh

Implement of the function "SHOPT_AUDIT" into shell's like ksh/ksh93/csh/sh ... Please read the URL below. As I see it, this implementation is one of the "simple" implementations.
over 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration


Problem Description: Customer is running probevue scripts to capture rare LPMhang on the frames and this is causing DR CPU ADD failures. probevue thread is sleeping holding tbm_consumer_elockand that caused probevue DR handler to fail. From Defect...
almost 9 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request option to randomize source ports of DNS queries

The resolver code in IBM AIX assigns source ports to DNS queries in a predictable manner. We request an option to randomize the source ports of DNS queries.
almost 9 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration