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High getattr() calls against /etc/passwd while accessing files owned by LDAP-defined users

We have observed that list command ( ls –l ) against file(s) owned by LDAP user is causing 10x more getattr calls to /etc/passwd file comparing to same list ( ls –l ) against file(s) owned by LOCAL (/etc/passwd) defined user. LDAP user – is a user...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

eerrpt A7004761

Currently when an IBM Power system running aix has its HAK (ie hardware access key) expire each and every lpar on the system logs: BFE4C025 1201160618 P H sysplanar0 UNDETERMINED ERRORBFE4C025 1201075618 P H sysplanar0 UNDETERMINED ERRORBFE4C025 1...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Modify password lenght for CIFS client mount to more than 14 characters

We are facing issue of password length while mouting cifs share on AIX clients. As we all want to have more secure and safe IT infrastructure world. Also most of supporting tolls usied more complex and longer passwords. AIX also needs to improve t...
over 5 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Option to crash the system during low page condition

In an clustered environment, an application may encounter a rogue query that uses up all of the memory and subsequently the paging space in an lpar. Eventually that application will get killed by the pgspkill function in AIX. While this allows the...
over 5 years ago in AIX 3 Delivered

alt_rootvg_op update_all ignores RPM updates

In AIX 7.1, alt_rootvg_op -b update_all is ignoring all RPMs from update source location provided.As identified in linked PMR, this is caused by alt_rootvg_op not passing parameter "-r" to command install_all_updates, which is taking care of actua...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

AIX rw_timeout =40 didn't work over 491 seconds becaus of current AIX FC behavior

System: IBM AIXActor: Customer needs rw_timeout hit as defined in ODM. Description: There are many redundancy solutions for robust disk I/O availability - redundant HBAs, redundant SAN switches and even redundant servers. But rw_timeout=40 didn't ...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

AIX needs to provide ability to access SFP configuration

We recently had an issue with new equipment were we were delayed in deployment for a few weeks because the network adapters weren't accessible to the customer's network. We had worked with both IBM HW and SW support during this time, and it was ev...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered

Need new Era year (GENGO) support for AIX Japanese environment

Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down in April 2019. His abdication will mark the end of the Heisei era, and he would be immediately succeeded by his son Crown Prince Naruhito on 1 May, which would start a new imperial era.
almost 6 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Allow AIXPCM to health check closed luns

NEW FORMAT "PMR": TS001111225 (This RFE webform is expecting the old format and rejects the new one) Requesting: Add the option for AIXPCM to perform path health checks on all attached multi-path storage regardless of status. This will permit the ...
about 6 years ago in AIX 7 Delivered

sh/ksh support for large files

/bin/sh is unable to handle large files. this causes problems with shell archives and other scripts that need to interface with large files where /bin/sh is used.
about 6 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered