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  3986   Thu Nov 25 02:49:39 2010 kiwamuUpdateCDSinstallation of C1LSC: still going on [Joe, Kiwamu]
 We tried installing C1LSC but it's not
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  3995   Tue Nov 30 12:25:08 2010 josephbUpdateCDSLSC computer to chassis cable deadProblem:
We
seemed to have a broken fiber link for use
  
  3999   Tue Nov 30 16:02:18 2010 josephbUpdateCDSstatusIssues:
1) Turns out the /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/gds/param/testpoint.par
file had been emptied or deleted at one point,
  
  4003   Wed Dec 1 12:02:49 2010 josephb, alexUpdateCDSRebuilding frame builder with latest codeProblem:
The front ends seem to have different
gps timestamps on the data than the frame
  
  4004   Wed Dec 1 13:41:21 2010 josephb, alex, rolfUpdateCDSTiming is backProblem:
We had
timing problems across the front ends.
Solution:
Noticing
  
  4008   Fri Dec 3 14:34:23 2010 ranaUpdateCDSfooling around in the FB rackThis morning (~0100) I started to redo
some of the wiring in the rack with the FB
in it. This was in an effort to activate
  
  4009   Fri Dec 3 15:37:10 2010 josephbUpdateCDSfb, front ends fixed - tested RFM between c1ioo and c1iscexProblem:
The front ends
and fb computers were unresponsive this morning.
  
  4014   Mon Dec 6 11:59:41 2010 josephbUpdateCDSNew c1lsc computer moved to lsc rackComputer
moved:
The c1lsc computer has been moved
  
  4015   Mon Dec 6 16:49:43 2010 josephbUpdateCDSc1lsc halfway to workingC1LSC
Status:
The c1lsc computer is running Gentoo
  
  4019   Tue Dec 7 12:12:40 2010 kiwamuUpdateCDSadded some more DAQ channels[Joe and Kiwamu]
We
added some more DAQ channels on c1sus.
  
  4020   Tue Dec 7 16:09:53 2010 josephbUpdateCDSc1iscex statusI swapped out the IO chassis which could
only handle 3 PCIe cards with the another
chassis which has space for 17, but which
  
  4023   Tue Dec 7 19:34:58 2010 kiwamuUpdateCDSrebooted DAQ and all the front end machinesI
found that all the front end machine showed
the red light indicators of DAQ on the XXX_GDS_TP.adl
  
  4025   Wed Dec 8 12:26:56 2010 josephbUpdateCDSmegatron set up - as a test front end[josephb,
Osamu]
Megatron
  
  4027   Wed Dec 8 14:46:19 2010 josephb, kiwamuUpdateCDSWhy the ETMX daq channels were not recorded last nightWhen adding
the ETMX DAQ channels using the daqconfig
gui (located in /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/)
  
  4028   Wed Dec 8 14:51:09 2010 josephbUpdateCDSc1pem now recording dataProblem:
c1pem model was
reporting all zeros for all the PEM channels.
  
  4029   Wed Dec 8 17:05:39 2010 josephbUpdateCDSPut in dolphin fiber between c1sus and c1lsc[josephb,Suresh]
We put in the fiber for use with
the Dolphin reflected memory between c1sus
  
  4037   Thu Dec 9 12:28:52 2010 josephb, alexUpdateCDSThe Dolphin is in (Reflected memory that is)Setting the Configurations files:
On
the fb machine in /etc/dis/ there are several
configurations files that need to be set
  
  4045   Mon Dec 13 11:56:32 2010 josephb, alexUpdateCDSDolphin is workingProblem:
The dolphin RFM was not sending
data between c1lsc and c1sus.
  
  4046   Mon Dec 13 17:18:47 2010 josephbUpdateCDSBurt updatesProblem:
Autoburt wouldn't
restore settings for front ends on reboot
  
  4053   Tue Dec 14 11:24:35 2010 josephbUpdateCDSburt restoreI had
updated the individual start scripts, but
forgotten to update the rc.local file on
  
  4057   Wed Dec 15 13:36:44 2010 josephbUpdateCDSETMY IO chassis updateI gave
Alex a sob story over lunch about having
to go and try to resurrect dead VME crates. 
  
  4058   Wed Dec 15 14:23:32 2010 KojiUpdateCDSETMY IO chassis updateGreat!

I wish this board works fine at least for
several days...
  
  4060   Wed Dec 15 17:21:20 2010 josephbUpdateCDSETMY controls statusStatus:
The
c1iscey was converted over to be a diskless
  
  4065   Thu Dec 16 15:10:18 2010 josephb, kiwamuUpdateCDSETMY working at the expense of ETMXI acquired
a second full pair of Host interface board
cards (one for the computer and one for the
  
  4068   Fri Dec 17 02:22:06 2010 kiwamuUpdateCDSETMY damping: not good  I made some efforts
in order to damp ETMY, however it still doesn't
  
  4075   Mon Dec 20 10:06:36 2010 kiwamuUpdateCDSETMY damped  Last Saturday
I succeeded in damping the ETMY suspension
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  4097   Fri Dec 24 09:01:33 2010 josephbUpdateCDSBorrowed ADCOsamu has borrowed an ADC card from the
LSC IO chassis (which currently has a flaky
generation 2 Host interface board). 
  
  4101   Sat Jan 1 19:13:40 2011 ranaUpdateCDSc1pem now recording data I found that there was no PEM data
nor any other data (no SUS or otherwise.
No testpoints, no DAQ).
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  4126   Sat Jan 8 21:12:12 2011 ranaUpdateCDSMegatron is back I started reverting Megatron into
a standard Ubuntu workstation after Joe/Osamu's
attempt to steal it for their real time mumbo
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  4129   Mon Jan 10 16:39:36 2011 josephb, alex, rolfUpdateCDSNew Time server for frame builder and 1PPSAlex and Rolf came over today with a Tempus
LX  GPS network timing server. 
This has an IRIG-B output and a 1PPS output. 
  
  4130   Mon Jan 10 16:47:08 2011 josephb, alex, rolfUpdateCDSFixed c1lsc dolphin reflected memoryWhile Alex and Rolf were visiting, I pointed
out that the Dolphin card was not sending
any data, not even a time stamp, from the
  
  4132   Tue Jan 11 11:19:13 2011 josephbSummaryCDSStoring FE harddrives down Y armLacking
a better place, I've chosen the cabinet down
the Y arm which had ethernet cables and various
  
  4134   Tue Jan 11 13:32:52 2011 josephb, kiwamuUpdateCDSUpdated some DAQ channel names[Joe,
Kiwamu]
We
  
  4136   Tue Jan 11 16:04:17 2011 josephbUpdateCDSScript to update web views of models for all installed front endsI wrote
a new script that is in /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/AutoUpdate/
called  webview_simlink_update.m. 
  
  4144   Wed Jan 12 17:50:21 2011 josephbUpdateCDSWorked on c1lsc, MC2 screens[josephb,
osamu, kiwamu]
We
  
  4146   Wed Jan 12 22:33:24 2011 kiwamuUpdateCDSMC2 dewhitening are healthy except for URI briefly
checked the MC2 analog dewhitening filters.
It
  
  4150   Thu Jan 13 14:21:13 2011 josephbUpdateCDSWebview of front end model files automatedAfter
Rana pointed me to Yoichi's MEDM snapshot
script, I learned how to use Xvfb, which
  
  4152   Thu Jan 13 16:41:07 2011 josephbUpdateCDSChannel names for LSC updatedI renamed most of the filter banks in the
c1lsc model.  The input filters are
now labeled based on the RF photodiode's
  
  4160   Fri Jan 14 20:39:20 2011 ranaUpdateCDSUpdated some DAQ channel namesI like this activateDAQ script, but someone   
  4171   Thu Jan 20 00:39:22 2011 kiwamuHowToCDSDAQ setup : another trickHere
is another trick for the DAQ setup when you
add a DAQ channel associated with a new front
  
  4173   Thu Jan 20 04:03:02 2011 kiwamuUpdateCDSc1scy error I found
that c1scy was not running due to a daq initialization
  
  4175   Thu Jan 20 10:15:50 2011 josephbUpdateCDSc1scy errorThis is
caused by an insufficient number of active
DAQ channels in the C1SCY.ini file located
  
  4179   Thu Jan 20 18:20:55 2011 josephbUpdateCDSc1iscex computer and c1sus computer swappedSince
the 1U sized computers don't have enough
slots to hold the host interface board, RFM
  
  4183   Fri Jan 21 15:26:15 2011 josephbUpdateCDSc1sus broken yesterday and now fixed[Joe,
Koji]
Yesterday's CDS swap of c1sus and
  
  4184   Fri Jan 21 17:59:27 2011 josephb, alexUpdateCDSFixed Dolphin transmissionThe orientation
of the Dolphin cards seems to be opposite
on c1lsc and c1sus.  The wide part is
  
  4200   Tue Jan 25 15:20:38 2011 josephbUpdateCDSUpdated c1rfm model plus new naming convention for RFM/DolphinAfter
sitting down for 5 minutes and thinking about
it, I realized the names I had been using
  
  4203   Tue Jan 25 22:49:13 2011 KojiUpdateCDSFront End multiple crashSTATUS: 

    Rebooted c1lsc and
c1sus. Restarted fb many times.
  
  4206   Wed Jan 26 10:58:48 2011 josephbUpdateCDSFront End multiple crashLooking
at dmesg on c1lsc, it looks like the model
is starting, but then eventually times out
  
  4207   Wed Jan 26 12:03:45 2011 KojiUpdateCDSFront End multiple crashThis is definitely a nice magic to know
as the rebooting causes too much hustles.
Also, you and I should spend an hour
  
  4208   Wed Jan 26 12:04:31 2011 josephbUpdateCDSExplanation of why c1sus and c1lsc models crash when the other one goes downSo apparently
with the current Dolphin drivers, when one
of the nodes goes down (say c1lsc), it causes
  
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