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HCL Domino, view indexer stuck with very high CPU usage


I have a customer who has a Domino server running with very high CPU usage, and it should not, since it is not a very busy server.

It is the indexer which gets stuck with very high CPU usage






I have a support case with HCL.

It seems that it is the dynamic view indexing added to the recent releases of Domino which is the reason behind this.

This feature polls the database for data for getting information on which views are frequently updated.

https://help.hcltechsw.com/domino/11.0.0/high_usage_views.html

Disabling the feature brings back the CPU usage to normal again.

You can do this by setting NIF_VIEW_USAGE_ENABLED=0 in notes.ini, if you have enabled the feature
Published by: Jesper B. Kiær at 02-01-2023 12:39:00 Full Post


HCL Notes 12.0.2 - New Signature feature seems broken


To test the new HCL Notes 12.0.2 "Signature" feature I created a simple form with a Rich Text Lite field for testing out the feature.


I have have removed all options,but the signature feature for the field.
This what the RT field looks like in edit mode before entering data

Clicking on the button shows a dialog box for entering a signature
This is what I entered in the signature dialog box



This is what it looks like after clicking on the OK button


(it looks the same in read mode)
Only a part of the image seem to be saved in the field.

(UPDATE: Apparently the issue is in 64 bit version only)
Published by: Jesper B. Kiær at 21-11-2022 0:10:00 Full Post


Lotusphere 2000 - some interesting presentations


Some interesting presentations from Lotusphere 2000


AD101 Best Practices in R5 Application Development .pdfAD101 Best Practices in R5 Application Development .pdf
AD106 DXL - Working with Domino Data in XML.pdfAD106 DXL - Working with Domino Data in XML.pdf
AD108 Inside the NotesDomino Architecture.pdfAD108 Inside the NotesDomino Architecture.pdf
AD109 Java Programming with Domino A Look at Servlets & JSPs.pdfAD109 Java Programming with Domino A Look at Servlets & JSPs.pdf
AD113 Replication - What is it and How Does it Work.pdfAD113 Replication - What is it and How Does it Work.pdf
Published by: Jesper B. Kiær at 06-11-2022 23:04:00 Full Post


HCL Notes Client - 64 bit, I am really looking forward to it


I am really looking forward to the release of the 64 bit HCL Notes Clients later this year.


I tested the 64 bit clients (Notes, Admin and Designer) earlier this year and it was a good experience despite it being a beta version.

It seemed faster than the normal 32- bit version and just as stable.

Normally I can only shutdown my 32 - bit Notes, Admin and Designer correctly 50% of the time,

The other 50% it will crash doing shutdown and hang. The hanging Notes tasks would then have to be killed in task manager.

I did not experience that at all with the 64-bit version.

Unfortunately I had to uninstall due to a fatal bug in the designer, but this is to be expected in a beta version.
Published by: Jesper B. Kiær at 09-06-2022 12:50:00 Full Post


A wonderful and very insightful interview with Ray Ozzie on PLATO, Lotus Notes, Groove, Microsoft and more


It is a wonderful and very insightful interview with Ray Ozzie on subjects like PLATO, Lotus Notes, Groove, Microsoft and more.


It is a bit long 4½ hours, but it does not feel that way.

Highly recommended! :-)



You can also get the transcript of the interview here
Published by: Jesper B. Kiær at 07-06-2022 23:42:49 Full Post


The Domino Passthru server security issues - follow up


It had bothered me for some time and I just had to get it out my system, and on to the next thing on my very long "To do" list. Sorry.


However I will be very glad if HCL would come forward and in a clear way state ...there is no security issue and explain what is going on in the Domino server when using PassThru.

They are then free to call me an idiot afterwords :-)

HCL Software does not have a Security Bounty Program
However to add to the mix of all this ..I do not understand why HCL Software do not have a Security Bounty Program ?

https://www.hcltech.com/software/psirt/hcl-software-vulnerability-disclosure-policy

An easy way to report security issues.

Every other big software company does.

"Domino Does Not Get Hacked. Ever."
HCL writes this on https://www.hcltechsw.com/domino/domino-security-is-best

Now that is of course a stupid thing to write ...because there is no software which is completely unhackable and safe.

For one I wrote about the highly insecure ... (Websphere) connector

Security hole leaves IBM Domino server wide open - Part One

A feature which HCL ended removing from Domino beginning in V12.0.1 due to its potential security issues

(and bringing it back in V12.0.2 .....why??)

Yes, HCL Domino has a great security model, because it is simple and logical in its nature.

But anyone who has worked with Notes/Domino for years knows that it is not perfect and has its cracks here and there.

Support Case
The reason I did not create a support case is that I do not have access to create a support case.

I am a BP and but I do not have access to create a support case.

I did try many to times to get it fixed and get access to support, but in the end I just ran out on energy on the matter

Instead I have since created many cases through a customers support account, so I believe I have done my share :-) ....
Published by: Jesper B. Kiær at 07-06-2022 15:58:00 Full Post

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