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Subject: Re: BOY FAQ
From: Ralph Lange <Ralph.Lange@gmx.de>
To: EPICS Tech Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:07:09 +0100
On 01.03.2012 19:16, Kasemir, Kay wrote:
> [...]
> So for multiple instances:
> Run CSS with different workspaces.
> (Some versions allow you to actually use the same workspace,
> they don't "lock" the workspace, but then don't complain if
> you get strange results because multiple instances clobber
> the same workspace files).

Don't share the workspace.
There is a *high* chance that you corrupt the workspace in a way that
could a) freeze a currently running instance of CSS, b) make
subsequently starting CSS instances immediately crash. I've been
rebuilding workspaces from scratch a number of times because of this.

One of the versions that allows silent workspace corruption is the
generic "SNS Basic EPICS" version that (in principle) is recommended for
non-SNS users. IMO, these versions are not improving the CSS reputation,
and should be fixed to lock the workspace.

~Ralph


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CSS workspace lock, prompt Re: BOY FAQ Kasemir, Kay
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