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Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS)

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Improve DIO on sparse files to avoid E-HOLE error

The customer is using Db2 pureScale and allocates tablespace using preallocation.But there are enormous performance issue was caused by the DIO thrashing ( frequent switching back and forth between DIO and Buffered IO ) due to E_HOLE errors.We ana...
10 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

When tape data is encrypted, but Spectrum Scale recall cache and Stub files are not, how do we encrypt those without recalling the data off tape?

Using both Storage Archive and Storage Scale system (ESS) we need to be able to encrypt the data on ESS without impacting or recalling the tape data (Which is already encryped via the TS4500 Library). The client will be migratiing from Gen2 ESS to...
9 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

fileset QoS distinguish read and write

we expect fileset QoS distinguish read and write to enhance the flexibility of QoS, also expect metadata support qos
about 1 month ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

gpfs client support rocky linux

we expect gpfs client support more operation systems to meet the needs of mostusers, for example rocky linux
about 1 month ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Suppression of ro BR token when reading at RO mode

A BR token is used to keep cache coherency of data across nodes. We experienced that 'ro BR' token is requested by each node even other nodes read the same rage of data at the same time. Unless the range is never changed by all nodes, getting of r...
over 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Not under consideration

Introduce effective quality management

During the last year, we saw many new ISS code levels, most of them with critical errors that could lead to data corruption or data loss. Fortunately, many costumers were spared from data corruption, but they had to update Scale nearly monthly to ...
almost 7 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Not under consideration

Quota calculation and capacity presentation based on files size

User quota and file set quota are calculated based on allocated capacity on GPFS (kb_allocated). If files are moved to an external tier, e.g. by transparent cloud tiering, the file system utilisation will be decreased. Storage admins should have t...
over 5 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Not under consideration

"Too Many Groups" - Need to increase the amount of GIDs for Scale Linux from the current limit of 1020.

if a person was a member of more than X groups, they couldn't access the GPFS filesystem. The customer opened a ticket about it with IBM. This would have been awhile ago – 2019 or so? I don't have the ticket number. Census has quite a few projects...
4 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Enhance Ansible Toolkit with exclude support on install and deploy

In the heterogene world of scale cluster we see more and more an requirement to put different versions of scale because of new deployments of OS (rhel) and other decisions and dependencies.The current toolkit installation missed this feature to ad...
about 2 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

IBM Spectrum Scale CNSA & OpenShift w/two network adapters

Client has existing big Spectrum Scale infrastructure (not-containerized) with hundreds clients connected from different environments. Spectrum Scale is using dedicated not routed VLAN for daemon-interface network following IBM best practice. Ther...
over 2 years ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Not under consideration