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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

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...
about 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 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

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....
almost 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

vPMEM support for AIX Flash Cash without cold start

With support of vPMEM starting with AIX 7.3 we need support of AIX Flash Cache with vPMEM without Flash Cache cold start after AIX Boot.
over 2 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

LKU - release lvup_rootvg surrogate disk without a reboot

Live Kernal Update - release surrogate disk without a reboot.
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Flag for lsmpio to show Storagecontroller

lsmpio has no switch to identify presenting Storagecontroller. If we migrate Storage (e.g. from SVC1 to SVC2) there is no easy way to make sure, all LUNs have been migrated. We have to find out UID and search on SVC for that ID.It would be helpful...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Command to work with entries in /etc/filesystems

In AIX there are a lot of small nice commands to make changes to /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/security/user, /etc/inittab, etc. but there are no commands to add/change/remove entries in /etc/filesystems without changing logical volumes. It w...
about 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

NFS 4.1 and 4.2 functionality on AIX

we need NFS version 4.1 and 4.2 support in AIX (at least NFS-client side!) In Linux we do have NFS 4.1 and 4.2 support: currently AIX...
about 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

AIX on Docker Container

To create a Docker container for AIX, like IBM has to WebSpheres, DB2 and many others products. Without AIX Docker Container we are unable to build Full Proof of Concept along with IBM Products listed above. Finally, For AIX, the PMR site has been...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration