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NDOS CommissionMtng 20121015

Attending: Jon (Argonne), Zukai, Xuebing, Jan, Kurt, Gavin, Mat, Athans, Peter

Weekly Topics:
-Zukai NDOS noise study
-  Successfully recorded but not analysed yet.
- Induced detector noise (see log entry 17156)

-DCM, FEB firmware upgrades
Mon
- Updated DCM firmware to DCMFPGAFullChannel83_28Sep12.rbf
-Non-reprogramming works, still seeing missing FEBs (~3) in DSO following DCS
Tues
-Commenting out of the resetFPGA in dcmapp allows a non-zero linktimeout value to be used.
FEB firmware linktimeout=600.
(Timing marker data)
That change was rolled out
Ron want to try this again with shortened timeout. (When he returns from Ash River?)

Thurs
-Made link to FEB firmware 31 current_FEB_firmware -> FebV4.1.0031.bin in /export/dcm/usr/firmware . Updated in the config editor. Had to rename FebV4.1.001f.bin. Had to force reprogram the first time to load firmware.
New run:     
More errors

WARNING / DcmMonitor
11-Oct-2012 16:01:58 CDT
dcm-3-02-02 (192.168.25.42)
dcmapplication (20331)
dcm-3-02-02 / dcm-3-02-02 / MF-online
DcmMonitor::_monitorFEBLinkStatus - Link Error Lo: 0x00000000 Hi: 0x10000000: Link Seq Error (Double Frame) Lo: 0x00000000 Hi: 0x10000000
WARNING / DcmReaderDataCorrupt
11-Oct-2012 16:01:58 CDT
dcm-3-02-01 (192.168.25.44)
dcmapplication (21382)
dcm-3-02-01 / dcm-3-02-01 / MF-online
0) DcmReader::getData - new TM not the expected DT from previous. TM 5611860399385596. Last TM 5611860399388796. dT -3200.
Comments:
Mathew Muether (muether) 10/11/2012 16:06:57
Also we’re having a very hard time getting all dcms to sync.

Tried out FEB firmware 32. It showed better track quality on EVD but similar DCM errors as before.
Comments:
Mathew Muether (muether) 10/11/2012 16:36:51
Trying power cycle.
Mathew Muether (muether) 10/11/2012 16:40:54
No Happiness:
WARNING / DcmReaderDataCorrupt
11-Oct-2012 16:40:12 CDT
dcm-3-01-01 (192.168.25.43)
dcmapplication (5890)
dcm-3-01-01 / dcm-3-01-01 / MF-online
0) DcmReader::getData – new TM not the expected DT from previous. TM 5612007182073596. Last TM 5612007182076796. dT -3200.
WARNING / DcmReaderDataCorrupt
11-Oct-2012 16:40:12 CDT
dcm-3-01-01 (192.168.25.43)
dcmapplication (5890)
dcm-3-01-01 / dcm-3-01-01 / MF-online
1) DcmReader::getData – new TM not the expected DT from previous. TM 5612007182214396. Last TM 5612007182217596. dT -3200. Reached corrupt message limit of 2. Will reactivate print of corrupt msgs after 1000 consecutive non-corrupt MicroSlices are seen.

And lots of noise.

We're rolling back to FEBV4.00.12.bin
DCMIOC was updated to accept to HV setting convention from FEB (This worked.)

-RCServer failures -
10 day - 4 occurrences, randomly distributed in subrun
DataCheck - Working on the automatic notification system

Other
Looks like the config was accumulating channels run-to-run yesterday. Looks like it reset for this morning's run, but had been up to 100,000 during software deployment tests yesterday.
Comments:
Peter Shanahan (shanahan) 10/10/2012 15:07:21
Kurt notes that he has committed a fix for this to CVS, but it has not yet been deployed. See entry 17040

UPDATES:
-Detector Update
See above
-DataCheck Update
- DCS Reports replication back on replicating expected to take ~48 to catchup.
- Observed one interesting behaviour 14169: 2-2:27 shut of came back in subrun 8 (subrun) (first subrun)
- RC GUI automatic log entries.

-Installation Plans for the week

Karen reports the 8” cut pieces of extrusion were delivered to Lab 6 late last week.  She just needs to find a body to cut them now …
Leon is traveling today, so won't be able to call in. He;ll be at FNAL through Tuesday the 23rd to do installation before/after the collaboration meeting.  A total of about 30 this week for installation Tues/Wed.  One box already there, from end of last round.  Two more boxes should arrive Tuesday AM, being shipped today.  More will be arriving during the collab meeting for installation next Monday/Tuesday.

-DAQ Update and Plans for the week
-Ron would like to retest the new firmware with a 95 us
timeout value. (Ron's at ash river0

-Push on software updates
-Martin will try to make it to the meeting if our UVA meeting runs short, but otherwise would like to collect more data throughout the week.  
- DDT need a couple minute to record the whole detector.

-DCS Update and Plans for the week
Athans Probed for info on
1) readout and store all raw data ( water temp, water pressure, flow) along each of the
lines that do the water cooling. ( total = 85 x few signals) 
2) read only the alarm results / signals out of the water cooling system. (total = 85 integer signals)  
He wants verify which case is needed now and  for the offline.
People generally thought we should have easy access to all the DCS data but are encouraged to attend Athans workshop at the Collab meeting this week.

-AOB