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Converge the IBM i operating system with PASE (or AIX) and produce one merged operating system that is primarily Linux-based but can run IBM i code and databae
It is clear that IBM i is being "enhanced" by simply added more and more open source and SQL functions, and no a lot of anything else. I suggest IBM start a project to combine both Linux/AIX/PASE and IBM i as was done with S/36 SSP and S/38 CPF ba...
Provide migration to CCSID(1208) / UTF-8 as QCCSID system value CCSID.
To provide a more globalized environment, it would be fantastic if IBM i migrated to UTF-8 as its the default/primary CCSID. That way programs and data written would work and appear the same everywhere, by default. I'm advocating a similar migrati...
Explaination needed as to why traditiona IBM i support for N-2 seems to be vanishing
For decades IBM has support the current release of the operation system (IBM i) and the prior 2 releases of same. Today, it sees only V7R5 and V7R4 are being enhanced and V7R3 is being abandoned before an enevatable V7Rn+1 is announced or shipped....
about 2 months ago
in IBM i / Core OS
Not under consideration
Change Command Default for Create Network Server Desc (CRTNWSD) to *GUEST
As IBM i hosting IBM i has become ever more popular, when creating a Network Server Description (CRTNWSD) it is much more likely you would want to specify IBM i parameters rather than the default Windows based ones. I think that changing these com...
CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs
Hi in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds. The problem is, there is no information w...
4 months ago
in IBM i / Core OS
Functionality already exists
We turned FTP off on our system. I had the need to update a page segment & it look a lot of trial-and-error when using CPYFRMSTMF to copy the raw page segment from the IFS (added via network share) to a physical file to then execute the CRTPAG...
Provide access to "extraction program" used by DSPLOG and QMHOLHST API for Developer use
The QMHOLHST API is fine for simple selection and use but it not only omits a few pieces of the QHST log (such as from program and stmt nbr) it also severely limits the number of jobs that may be used to restrict the results. (currently 5) and the...
Many of us asked to improve the subfiles, but all requests failed. Probably because the part of the operating system that mange subfiles contain old code and it is hard to do any changes. Suggestion: introduce a new type of subfiles, that will be ...
System tables to use date / time fields instead of character fields in job format
Current IBM supplied output files, such as QADSPOBJ, that are use as templates for associated system commands store dates in 2 character fields and times in single character fields.
Given the power of Db2 for i and the availability of date / time...
Need additional ways to route jobs into subsystems other than User ID and IP address via SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING
We are using a WebSphere application that accesses the IBM i using DB2 UDB for iSeries (Toolbox). By default, this runs jobs on the IBM i under the QUSRWRK subsystem. We need to configure the system so that all the QZDASOINIT (or QZDASSINIT) jobs ...
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