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Subject: Re: RPRO inconsistency
From: Michael Davidsaver <mdavidsaver@gmail.com>
To: "Johnson, Andrew N." <anj@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: EPICS core-talk <core-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:34:07 -0800
On 01/22/2018 06:12 PM, Johnson, Andrew N. wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> 
> I think you are right about the subtlety of this issue, I seem to remember wanting to make that change many years ago but was persuaded (or I discovered) it would be a bad idea. I think it relates to preventing infinite loops using DB links — if you make that change I suspect a record that FLNKs to itself will eat up 100% of a UP CPU.

yup...  this isn't as simple as I had hoped.  Still, I'd like to explore if this can be fixed.
So down the rabbit hole I go...

https://code.launchpad.net/~epics-core/epics-base/+git/prop-putf/+merge/336468

An attempt to fix this for the specific use case I care about.  When
a scan chain containing async records is originally triggered by
remote user action via. dbPutField().

References:
RPRO inconsistency Michael Davidsaver
Re: RPRO inconsistency Johnson, Andrew N.

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