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Status Submitted
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on May 30, 2023

Request for Implementation of Custom Core Dump Generation in Future AIX Versions as is documented

Dear AIX Development Team,

 We are writing to bring your attention for an issue we have found out regarding the customization of core dump files generation as documented in this IBM URL

 The problem we are currently facing is that core dumps are not being generated when the personalization parameters are enabled for non-privileged accounts. The core dumps are only generated when login in as root through SSH.

It's important to say that when we login in through SSH with a non-privileged account and then switching (su) using the same account, the core dump files are generated as expected.

After some research and help of the IBM support, the issue is related to the SSH protocol, because, when we open a session to the server directly from the HMC or using the TELNET protocol, the generation of core dump files works fine, for both root and non-privileged accounts.

 Based on the above information, we kindly request you investigate this issue further and consider implementing any necessary modifications in future TL/SP/versions of the AIX operating system. Our objective is to have the generation of custom core dumps when the personalization parameters are enabled for non-privileged accounts connected through SSH protocol.

 We really appreciate your attention and look forward to your comments.

 Best regards

Arturo Castro


Idea priority Medium