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When running storage optimizations tasks (compress, repack, shrink, defragment) there is no way to monitor the progress of the task. If the table involved is a huge table, this task could run for several days and there is no way to know the task s...
enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility
Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
Onconfig parameter to disable automatic registration of datablades.
In high volume environments automatic registration of datablades can cause too much contention and impact processing.We would like a new onconfig parameter to disable the automatic registration of datablades.
SELinux policies for Informix on RHEL version 7 and upwards
At startup the Informix database spawns a number of processes, that run as unconfined SeLinux processes. From the permission perspective, some of these processes run as informix user (example: cpu and encrypt vps) whilst others run as root user (l...
For RSS and HDR nodes partition the apply work by transaction id instead of partnum.
For RSS and HDR nodes currently the apply work is partitioned across threads by partnum,
We would like the option to partition the work across apply threads by transaction id.
Currently RSS apply threads have to syncronise with the other apply...
Enhancement to DROP PROCEDURE / DROP FUNCTION syntax
Currently, the DROP PROCEDURE statement requires that the all of the procedure parameters necessary to completely identify the specific procedure. This is important due to Informix supporting polymorphic procedures, and is generally a good thing. ...
On restore or chunk addition allow automatic creation of files in certain folders.
On restore or chunk creation allow automatic creation of cooked files. Add an onconfig parameter which contains a list of folders where automatic cooked chunk creation is allowed. Cooked chunk files can be automatically created in this folder of a...
More efficient unique indexes for monotonically increasing keys and constraints
Currently an index on a SERIAL and other monotonically increasing keys only add to the last node in the index causing the node to split into two half filled nodes. Eventually a sufficient number of nodes have so split that the index's search effic...
SQLTrace offers the DBA the tooling required to monitor a user session. However its difficult to monitor heavily used systems. For example one needs to have a buffer large enough to store 90 seconds of SQL queries (small lookup SQL's consume the b...
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