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AIX

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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...
11 months ago in AIX 3 Future consideration

Improve smbc performance with multiple threads

When multiple threads access an smbc share, individual threads may pause for long periods of time while one thread seems to have almost exclusive access to the share.
about 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Implement immediate unmap on file deletion or asynchronous automated unmap

The current implementation of JFS2 unmap allows for the use of chfs -a reclaim=<fast|normal> filesystem This request is to implement a solution closer to other OSs/Filesystems that would remove the manual intervention and release the space a...
over 1 year ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Add documentation for NVMe on AIX/VIOS: nvmemgr command

With our new systems 100% NVMe internally we should document for AIX / VIOS the ability to configure the NVMe drives, manage namespaces, etc. IBM i has this documentation, AIX should too since that also covers the Virtual I/O Server. The nvmemgr c...
almost 2 years ago in AIX 1 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...
about 4 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/...
over 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

mksysb backup restore with Tape Device

SAS and FC attached tape do not support boot because it needs atape device driver and atape device driver does not support boot.SCSI attached tape does support boot because SCSI attached tape support AIX native tape device driver , so it is the on...
over 4 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

AIX SUMA to download sha checksum information for each file

When downloading files via SUMA, it would be extremely useful to also download a checksum file (such as dlmgr.pro when using the download director applet), in order that one can be confident in the integrity of the downloaded file. The ability to ...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Please provide possibility to add 'vlan_tag' to 'vios' management objects on NIM

As of now [ AIX 7300-02-01-2346 ], the current design of VIOS objects does not include support for VLAN tags :-( # lsnim -q define -t standalone | grep vlan-a vlan_tag=<value>-a vlan_pri=<value> # lsnim -q define -t vios | grep vlan
8 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

64 bit wc command for 64 bit UTF-8 locales

Issue: ERANGE errors when processing data with 4 byte characters . # perl -e 'print "\xf0\x9f\x98\x80\n"' | wc wc: : Result too large The 32-bit locales and applications can only process the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), from U+0000 to U+FFFF....
about 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration