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Message 942988 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 21:51:34 UTC

Okay, so where are we... Over the weekend the raw data queue shrunk down pretty far, but don't fear. Astropulse ran out of work to do, and multibeam has maybe another day or two, tops. Meanwhile I'm working behind the scenes actually splitting a bunch of software-radar-blanked data from 2006. This is actually going out now to people, but just doesn't show up on the server status pages. I'd have to do some minor hacking to get these files to show up on that page, but that'll be moot fairly soon as all data will be software-radar-blanked and I'll just point the script to look in the new data directory (as opposed to having it look through two directories and figure out the combined status of everything).

Anyway, there's that. We might run a little dry over the next few days as I'm still scraping together disk/memory resources to get these old files pulled up from the archives, analysed, and embedded with the new blanking signal. Only then can these files be split into workunits. I'm working on it.

Meanwhile, we're still having sporadic problems with informix locking up on us. It's getting to be really frustrating, as you don't really notice anything is wrong until the workunit queue runs dry or something like that. The idea of migrating to another database engine is on the table again. Also, bruno was having some nagging mount issues so I just now rebooted it. You may have noticed the whole project disappearing for a half hour there. That was me.

Rumor has it Jeff is back in town. He was away for several weeks hiking in the Himalayas. I imagine he has jet lag and other kinds of recovery to deal with, and he'll appear maybe later this week.

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Message 942991 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 22:00:28 UTC - in response to Message 942988.  

Thanks for the updates. They are always appreciated.

And a general observation that is seems like astronomer types like to recreate at high altitudes.

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Message 943085 - Posted: 27 Oct 2009, 5:44:08 UTC
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Thanks for update. I now know why the server status page wasn't been displayed correctly, it was only show some of the servers as running. I have some new radar blanking work units by the looks of things. Task 1405192308
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Message 943174 - Posted: 27 Oct 2009, 14:56:08 UTC

As always, thanks for all you do. I've completed 3 of the new WUs from 06. Two of them have validated with no problems what so ever, the third is waiting for my wingman. By George I think you've got it down pat. :-) Great work.

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Message 943196 - Posted: 27 Oct 2009, 15:35:35 UTC

Just got 1 wu from 06 (08se06aa), waiting to crunch =)
Well done Master Matt...

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Message 943212 - Posted: 27 Oct 2009, 22:12:41 UTC - in response to Message 942988.  
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Speaking of the Server Status page:

Could someone please update the Glossary/Programs: section to include descriptions of ALL programs/daemons currently listed (e.g., db_purge.x86_64, vote_monitor, mb_[anything] and ap_[anything])? The glossary appears not to have been updated since Astropulse came online. If you're going to have a glossary for the non-technically-minded user, it should be complete.
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