Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 23, 2017
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-2758 Correct total disk space reported by NetServer for Windows mapped drive of IFS share.

IFS Merged

Is it possible to solve the size limit problem in ifs?
The File Server (where the size NetServer returns is obtained) limits the maximum number of blocks to a 32 bit value. If there is more storage, the file server caps that value at 0x7FFFFFFF. This is a design limit, and is something that would be suitable to a design change request to support a full 64bit value.

I don't foresee any production problems caused by this limitation unless the customer is planning to transfer multiple terabyte sized files through NetServer. Until the actual free space drops below the file server maximum, it will remain at it's capped value.

Use Case:

Problem with user

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 28, 2019

    This is a duplicate of RFE 132085. Any further comments will only be made on RFE 132085.

  • Guest
    Oct 24, 2017

    Thank you for submitting this request. As systems are built with more storage, this value will become less accurate and subsequently less useful. We will investigate and consider providing a size that is accurate. This will be prioritized with our other work.