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Entry  Wed Jul 19 08:37:21 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, Update on front-end/DAQ rebuild  
    Reply  Wed Jul 19 14:26:50 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, Update on front-end/DAQ rebuild  
    Reply  Fri Jul 21 18:03:17 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, Update on front-end/DAQ rebuild  
       Reply  Sun Jul 23 22:16:55 2017, Jamie, gautam, Update, CDS, front-end now running with new OS, RCG 2017-07-23-210810_1394x488_scrot.png2017-07-23-211812_387x488_scrot.png
          Reply  Mon Jul 24 10:45:23 2017, gautam, Update, CDS, c1iscex models died c1iscexFailure.png
             Reply  Mon Jul 24 10:59:08 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, c1iscex models died 
          Reply  Mon Jul 24 19:28:55 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, front end MX stream network working, glitches in c1ioo fixed 48.png
             Reply  Mon Jul 24 19:57:54 2017, gautam, Update, CDS, IMC locked, Autolocker re-enabled 
             Reply  Wed Jul 26 19:13:07 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, daqd showing same instability as before 
                Reply  Fri Jul 28 20:22:41 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, possible stable daqd configuration with separate DC and FW 
                   Reply  Mon Jul 31 15:13:24 2017, gautam, Update, CDS, FB ---> FB1 
                   Reply  Mon Jul 31 18:44:40 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, CDS system essentially fully recovered 02.png
                      Reply  Thu Aug 3 19:46:27 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, new daqd restart procedure 
                      Reply  Fri Aug 4 09:07:28 2017, rana, Update, CDS, CDS system essentially NOT fully recovered 
                         Reply  Thu Aug 10 14:25:52 2017, gautam, Update, CDS, Slow EPICS channels -> Frames re-enabled 
                            Reply  Fri Aug 11 00:10:03 2017, gautam, Update, CDS, Slow EPICS channels -> Frames re-enabled 
                               Reply  Fri Aug 11 11:14:24 2017, gautam, Update, CDS, Slow EPICS channels -> Frames re-enabled 
                               Reply  Fri Aug 11 18:53:35 2017, gautam, Update, CDS, Slow EPICS channels -> Frames re-enabled 
                      Reply  Fri Aug 11 19:34:49 2017, Jamie, Update, CDS, CDS final bits status update 
Message ID: 13185     Entry time: Thu Aug 10 14:25:52 2017     In reply to: 13166     Reply to this: 13189
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: CDS 
Subject: Slow EPICS channels -> Frames re-enabled 

I went into /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/daqd, opened the master file, and uncommented the line with C0EDCU.ini (this is the file in which all the slow machine channels are defined). So now I am able to access, for example, the c1vac1 channels.

The location of the master file is no longer in /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/fb, but is in the above mentioned directory instead. This is part of the new daqd paradigm in which separate processes are handling the data transfer between FEs and FB, and the actual frame-writing. Jamie will explain this more when he summarizes the CDS revamp.

It looks like trend data is also available for these newly enabled channels, but thus far, I've only checked second trends. I will update with a more exhaustive check later in the evening.

So, the two major pending problems (that I can think of) are:

  1. Inability to unload models cleanly
  2. Inability of dataviewer (and cdsutils) to open testpoints.

Apart from this, dataviewer frequently hangs on Donatella at startup. I used ipcs -a | grep 0x | awk '{printf( "-Q %s ", $1 )}' | xargs ipcrm to remove all the extra messages in the dataviewer queue.


Restarting the daqd processes on fb1 using Jamie's instructions from earlier in this thread works - but the mx_stream processes do not seem to come back automatically on c1lsc, c1sus and c1ioo (reasons unknown). I've made a copy of the mxstreamrestart.sh script with the new mxstream restart commands, called mxstreamrestart_debian.sh, which lives in /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/cds. I've also modified the CDS overview MEDM screen such that the "mxstream restart" calls this modified script. For now, this requires you to enter the controls password for each machine. I don't know what is a secure way to do it otherwise, but I recall not having to do this in the past with the old mxstreamrestart.sh script.

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