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Subject: Undefined Timestamp on Motor Record
From: Dominic Oram - UKRI STFC via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:16:05 +0000

Hello,

I’m in the process of writing a model 3 motor driver using version 6-11 of the motor record.

 

I have found some unexpected behaviour on initialisation if the driver has no device connected.

It appears the motor stays in the following state unless a parameter is updated at some point after initialisation (I’m not sure when):

caget –a MOTOR
MOTOR        <undefined> 0

If I have no device connected I set motorStatusCommsError_ to 1 on the first call to poll(). However, because all subsequent calls to poll() do not change any parameters I stay in the above state. I would instead expect to see something like:

caget –a MOTOR
MOTOR        2019-08-15 15:57:41.931650 0 COMM INVALID

as in the undefined timestamp situation it’s not obvious to users that there is a comm error.

 

Setting motorStatusCommsError_ to 1 at some time after initialisation does give me the expected state.

 

Is this actually expected behaviour? Do other people see something similar?

 

Thanks,

 

Dominic Oram

Senior Software Engineer

Experimental Controls

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source


Replies:
Re: Undefined Timestamp on Motor Record Peterson, Kevin M. via Tech-talk
Re: Undefined Timestamp on Motor Record William Layne via Tech-talk
Re: Undefined Timestamp on Motor Record Torsten Bögershausen via Tech-talk

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