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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...
10 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Improvement of i_node cache handling

Request to change the handling of inode cache to be smarted as file cache handling in AIX. Comparing with file system cache and i-node cache handling is different from AIX. For memory management on filesystem cache, the file cache size can be incr...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

invscout should report on currently active system firmware, not the accepted one

Currently invscout report is based on the accepted system firmware level (one stored on the permanent side of the hypervisor), instead of the active (booted from). Example: [root@server:/home/root(4)]# lsmcode -A | grep sys0 sys0!system:VL950_105 ...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Preview tool requested for chfs and allocp

A way to run chfs / allocp in a preview mode would be extremely useful. It has been found that attempts to expand striped logical volumes can fail in seemingly random fashion. This makes the success of the operation unpredictable which can be cost...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Update of allocp needed to permit usage of all available space in VG

The layout of the logical volume on the existing luns is providing a constraint that is restricting which disks can be used for expansion. Those luns are not being counted in the expansion and allocp produces the message: 0516-404 allocp: This sys...
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

sysdumpdev -e shows more accurate value

Sometimes DMPCHK_TOOSAMLL is seen in errpt.The estimated dump size is calculated with various factors. The one of the factor is related to max file table size and it depend on the number of SRADs. So if the number of SRADs of system is increasing/...
about 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Monitor and display inline log usage

Provide the capability of monitoring the usage of inline logs. Early detection, prior to log filling/wrapping, should prevent file system lock ups.
over 3 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Need to improve performance of fcntl locking code when many processes are vying for the same lock

In fcntl locking code when waking up blocked processes , optimize the number of processes being woken up to avoid contention Huge documentation within the Support case TS005339308 documentation
almost 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

requesting command line feature for destination frame during LKU

Currently you have to manually change a configuration file to determine the destination host for LKU when it cannot be done on the same system. We are requesting a command line option to determine the destination as part of the LKU command itself.
over 2 years ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

Process improvement to quiesce workloads prior to Live Kernel Update

Currently clients have to follow an elaborate process to quiesce workloads manually, and they would prefer to have support from the LKU preparation process to identify what apps or processes are impacting LKU. Evan Zoss and Carl Burnett have asked...
12 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration