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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM System Storage products. 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 (

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

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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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more useful output from mmrestripefs failures

It is possible, in a number of scenarios, to have a mmrestripefs operation fail when many disks are suspended and the filesystem is being restriped to bring the disks to the empty state. This is not an uncommon operation, especially when data is m...
3 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Needs more information

Parallelization/enhancement of pool migrations of individual large files

When running migrations between different pools often it appears the tail latency of the ILM run is dictated by a small number of large files This seems to be due to the pool migration of any individual file being a single threaded activity that i...
3 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Needs more information