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Entry  Mon Jul 20 11:57:17 2015, ericq, Update, General, Arm Locking recovered 
    Reply  Wed Jul 22 15:09:40 2015, ericq, Update, General, IMC work 
       Reply  Mon Aug 10 11:57:45 2015, ericq, Update, General, IMC work 
Message ID: 11486     Entry time: Mon Aug 10 11:57:45 2015     In reply to: 11436
Author: ericq 
Type: Update 
Category: General 
Subject: IMC work 
Quote:

Often when I come to manually lock the mode cleaner due to a long unlocked period, I find that the sliders are not in the state specified by the mcdown script. Furthermore, it's not the same channels every time; sometimes the servo gain is left high, sometimes the boosts are left on. I fear that some of the caput commands are failing to execute. Ugh. 

This continues to happen. I believe the network latency boogeyman is to blame. 

There was a long unlocked period because the enable switch for the MC servo fast path (FASTSW) was left off. Running the mcdown script fixed this, but included the error message:

Channel connect timed out: 'C1:IOO-MC_REFL_GAIN' not found.
CA Client Library: Ignored duplicate create channel response from CA server?

which means the IN1 gain didn't get touched. A second pass of the script produced no errors. 

I'm thinking of adding some logic that if the autolocker has failed to lock for some period (5 minutes?), it should rerun mcdown. 

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