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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2019-08-19

Attendees: Andrew, Carl, David, Igor, Matthieu, Petr, Stephen, Xianyu, Yang


Labor Reporting

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LR20190729 - Bec, Matthieu 40.0
LR20190729 - Holmberg, Carl 80.0
LR20190729 - Colson, Andrew 64.0
LR20190729 - Edmeades, David 56.0
LR20190729 - Sola, Igor 56.5
LR20190729 - Kubanek, Petr 81.5
LR20190729 - Hooper, Stephen 80.0
LR20190729 - Zhang, Yang 72.0
LR20190729 - Zhang, Xianyu 82.0

LR20190812 - Bec, Matthieu 80.0
LR20190812 - Holmberg, Carl 0.0
LR20190812 - Colson, Andrew 36.0
LR20190812 - Edmeades, David 36.0
LR20190812 - Sola, Igor 0.0
LR20190812 - Kubanek, Petr 45.2
LR20190812 - Hooper, Stephen 80.0
LR20190812 - Zhang, Yang 28.0
LR20190812 - Zhang, Xianyu 0.0

News from management

Previous Action Items

Open topics

Team reports


  • mountain AGW support
    • PID tuning
    • PeWinPro
    • vim syntax file for PMAC code
    • modifing PMAC code - automatic gather, break wait time as parameter
    • OAC - cliaoc to move axes, dump gathered data
    • oneliner to list used DPRAM: [pkubanek@pkubanek-dev pmac_fw]$ grep -- "->\(DP\|X\|Y\):\$6C" * | sed "s/.*\(DP\|X\|Y\):\(\$[^, \t]*\).*/\2/" | sort | uniq
    • learned hard way why #pragma pack is important
    • ECS patch (installed Sunday) - PLC compressor values (git cherry-pick), had to revert changes accidentally occured (wrong merge during merging to master) in 2018B
  • next


  • DMS
    • http/GET for sharing/bookmark
    • Vibration OVMS PSD, parallelized
    • Misc UI cleaning
  • IMS
    • regenrate LR stats
  • Misc
    • smartsheet formula for LF
    • review imonnit
  • ALTA
  • ?


  • Working on LBC skyflat integration strategy (need to create a github issue).
  • Change LBC camera configure and parameters (both in the conf files and
  • MODS scripts update on the OBS machines (in-progress discussion with OSU team).
  • Working on creating new MODS telemetry data.
  • AO-Cravat:
    • Review existing setup for a meeting with Al Conrad.
    • Review mongodb material for a final database scheme.
  • Minor changes to some of the LBC alarm scripts (need to check if github sync is needed).


  • Mountain work
    • Lucix backup
      • Discovered that luci.luci and lucix have different MD setups
      • Have DR copy of lucix on GDrive for safekeeping
    • Clone VM1 onto SSD
  • Vault script finalized, worked all weekend.
  • Colocation prep
  • Document network info for colo team
  • VM1 prep for migrating VMs


Last week
  • OT
    • worked on bug fixes and release
      • program ID, luci filters, guide stars, MODS XSLT bug fixes

This week:
  • Hot Wiring the Transient Universe VI conference
  • OT
    • Fixing some of the MODS scripting issues if I find the time
  • LUCI
    • Produce some version of the LUCI launch scripts so Stephen can build the 64 bit machine.


  • Monnit telemetry
    • Initial script rev.
    • Naive approach, output looked good in hdfview, seriously sub-optimal in h5dump.
    • 10 minutes between samples probably not suitable for HDF5.
    • Matthieu provided JSON/Mongo-based demo, will expand on it.
  • Alarm Handling System (AHS, aka CHAOS)
    • Need to review data dictionary to see what systems are currently writing alert data there, after which we can determine what's missing.


  • Merged tcsweb PR #11 - fix to write atomically to fire and grab radar image from http://info
  • Rebuilt tcsweb rpm on f30 and x86_64
  • Tested UMAC library
  • Started design and flow of OAC telemetry data
  • OAC telemetry
  • Test FACSUM on NUC
  • ARGOS software tagup?


  • mountain Tuesday
    • Switch stack 0202 repaired, ordered parts for 0401 and 0207
    • Restarted computer rooms
  • obs kickstart tweaks
  • RPM for big displays.
  • git on AO machines after power up
  • parts search e-mail for Bonnie/Dan
  • RPM for perl path
  • up the mountain when parts come in
  • kickstart obs VM for mountain
  • room 507 upgrades
  • laptop install for Tyler.

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