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Make onstat -g rss log buffer(s) size configurable.

I have run onstat -g rss log and are seeing 10% cache misses on some systems.I would like the underlying buffer space to be configurable similar to etc.As per our Lab Advocate:From my interpretation of the source the information displayed on the p...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add readahead per sessions/sql counters.

Add per session/SQLTrace per sql readaheads triggered counters.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Automatic conversion of ifx_loc_t (TEXT/BYTE) to/from ifx_lo_t (CLOB/BLOB)

We have legacy ESQL/C code using ifx_loc_t to handle TEXT/BYTE columns.Customers want now to replace TEXT/BYTE by CLOB/BLOB columns in the database... and we would avoid to touch our ESQL/C code.Informix can support simple type conversion. For exa...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Free automatically allocated lock memory

Since Lock resource (memory) would be automatically allocated when Informix engine defect that it's not enough. But these memory will be existing forever once allocate, unless restart Informix engine. Could these automatically allocated memory cou...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Make adoption of forest-of-trees indices easier with existing large tables

Rebuilding an index as a FOT is not supported using "alter fragment on index init". This would be useful to avoid dropping and later re-adding primary keys and referencing foreign keys.Building a FOT index is not possible in parallel. Building a F...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow column ALIAS in HAVING clause

Just recently while working on a customer we were able to speedup a very slow query by using the recently introduced OLAP functions.The query looks like this:SELECT col1, col2, col3, col4, rank() over (partition by col1, col2 order by col4 ...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Only in-memory Temp table

Temporary table only cached in the memory, it does not to write into the temp dbspace.Requirement from China mobile (CMCC), CMCC use lots of temp table in the following 2 ways:Create temp table ... with no log; select * from tab into temp tabname ...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics

We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Improve performance of L1/L2 backups

Current, for L1 (or L2) backups we need to read all pages. This is highly inefficient and there are alternatives for implementing this.In the PMR we've been told this matches old FEA idsdb00010525. In this the proposed solution was to maintain a t...
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Online.log could also print session detail of additional memory segment allocation

In high usage OLTP systems, it is a hard work to identify which session(s) is(are) demanding too much memory from the Informix engine.A good thing for us to help to identify abnormal programs execution/behaviour would be to print session details (...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration