Hope this e-mail finds you well.
I am working on a custom tripod system with its own kinematics. The hardware I am using is Power PMAC, as before with slits (Those e-mails about DMOV bug).
I had a problem in this project with scale factors. I am giving you my configuration to illustrate the problem:
- Q89 = -24383899 (read on Power PMAC IDE)
- MRES = 1 (This value was set to this in order to debug my problems)
- SREV = 1
With this values I got 2147483648 with caget on my configured virtual motor. When I set MRES = 50e-6 mm/step (My encoder resolution) I got the correct value with caget instead of a factor 1e+4. So I started to search
where is this factor and I found scale_=10000; on pmacCSAxis.cpp, line 24. Just for test, I changed this value to 1 and my caget get the correct answer.
Am I setting something wrong or there is a bug on this hardcoded scale_? Why there is a hardcoded scale factor? Note that 2147483648 is the saturated negative value for 2 complement with 32 bits because my Q89*1e4 is
George Nicolas Kontogiorgos
Beamline Software Group (SOL)
Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS)