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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...
4 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Virtual Host Style addressing support for CES S3

Virtual Host Style addressing (https://bucket.my-s3-server.com) is the preferred S3 addressing option for AWS - see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/userguide/VirtualHosting.html Scale CES S3 does not support this out-of-the box yet. Wi...
4 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Future consideration

network access controlm for mmsysmon REST API

Currently mmsysmon REST API allows all inbound connections. Our cybersecurity penetration team has successfully sent network packets that caused REST API to malfunction, leaving hundreds of connections in CLOSE_WAIT state. In this scenario CherryP...
3 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Submitted

Option for consistently following symbolic links in AFM

AFM's default behavior updates symlinks without fetching the target file at the home site. This behavior can cause applications that are relying on that symlink to break. We are requesting a feature that allows AFM to follow symlinks if the target...
3 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Planned for future release

Get SOBAR supported for Spectrum Archive Disaster Recovery

We use SOBAR to backup metadata of all data that is going to Storage Archive. This is the only way to be able to recover data that was migrated toStorage Archive and recover this data when a disaster happens. In our use case we have an active arch...
about 1 month ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Under review

Restrict automatic node expels with deadlock amelioration with Nodeclass

We would like to possibly use automatic deadlock amelioration, but we need to ensure certain nodes are not expelled. We do not want to auto expel interactive/login nodes from the compute cluster. We already have a Nodeclass that contains these nod...
16 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Add Spectrum Scale support for Red Hat's kpatch feature. https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/linux/what-is-linux-kernel-live-patching

Anyone that maintains a Red Hat server running Spectrum Scale could benefit from this capability.
over 1 year ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 2 Planned for future release

Enable AWS STS support

Currently generating a temporary token is associated to an object or file. In the case of many thousands of files we would prefer STS which would allow us to create temporary Sessions associated to a bucket that can be used to upload, via S3 many ...
29 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Process and automation to simplify the patching and software update of large node count clusters

Managaing the the currency of Spectrum/Storage Scale systems are difficult when you have over 1000 nodes within the cluster in question. The request is for the process and automation for both the local repository and cluster endpoints where upon r...
4 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Future consideration

Allow RDMA device recognition possible at mmfsd run time

Sometimes, when mmfsd starts up, not all RDMA devices are available (mostly due to temporarily down links). When such a link comes up later, mmfsd would not detect that and consequently ignore the port for the current run. Only when recycled, mmfs...
16 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Under review