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Configuration rules for AIX (like those for VIOS)

Would it be possible to make the very useful configuration rules function that is avaliable in VIOS avalaible in AIX? This would be very useful for setting customised defaults for different devices within AIX without altering the predefined ODM. W...
9 months ago in AIX 1 Submitted

AIX kernel facility to track outstanding opens to a device

Currently AIX doesn't track open()s to a device. In case a process has a device opened before the configuration method has ran that device cannot be configured on the OS without a reboot, because it is not possible to identify the offending proces...
10 months ago in AIX 8 Under review

AIX Live update fd helper support for more than 64K sockets needed

We normally use AIX Live Update for patching all our lpars including production servers. We have Oracle applications which have more than 64K sockets open during operation, which is currently unsupported by AIX live update (LKU) procedure, because...
10 months ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

When the GB18030-2022 standard for AIX will be released

GB18030-2022 is a national mandatory standard that has been officially implemented since August 1 this year. As a formal state-owned enterprise, the client is also required by the superiors to enforce this standard.
11 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

alt_rootvg_op command

alt_rootvg_op command is removing the VG without validating the current status of the VG. Ideally, this command should only be removing old_rootvg or altinst_rootvg, otherwise the VG which has the replica of rootvg, however it is removing any VG t...
11 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release

Add support for mounting subdirectories to smbc

Many customers want to mount a subdirectory in a share directly onto AIX rather than having to navigate to it from the top of the share. Not having this feature makes integrating smbc into cstuomers' business environments more cumbersome. Other SM...
11 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

AIX LKU improved performance for checkpoint/restart of shared memory attachments to reduce blackout duration.

Customers using AIX Live Kernel Update driven by PowerVC in an environment with many shared memory attachments will benefit by being able to reliably use LKU without losing connection or having other consequences of a long blackout period in LKU.
11 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add noexec option for JFS2 filesystem

AIX JFS2 is missing noexec option to prevent executing binary files from a JFS2 filesystem. Some filesystems are just data system without any executables and according to security requirements the execution of unwanted executables must be prevented.
11 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Improve errpt CORE_DUMP entries to refer back to executable image that was running

When using dbx to analyze a core file that was dumped, the executable binary that was running must be used in combination with the core file to identify the exact instruction that caused the core dump. In the errpt CORE_DUMP entry there is the ful...
11 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

User generated list of IP that the HMC will NOT use for RCM connections.

When an RCM connection is established to the PowerHA cluster service IP that moves from node to node, you can end up in a situation where you cannot dynamically increase CPU, and memory on a system. I would like to exclude PowerHA Service IPs from...
11 months ago in AIX 0 Planned for future release