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Revision: 1.2, Fri May 1 21:20:01 2009 UTC (14 years, 4 months ago) by arta
CVS Tags: Ver_LATEST, Ver_9-5, Ver_9-41, Ver_9-4, Ver_9-3, Ver_9-2, Ver_9-1, Ver_9-0, Ver_8-8, Ver_8-7, Ver_8-6, Ver_8-5, Ver_8-4, Ver_8-3, Ver_8-2, Ver_8-12, Ver_8-11, Ver_8-10, Ver_8-1, Ver_8-0, Ver_7-1, Ver_7-0, Ver_6-4, Ver_6-3, Ver_6-2, Ver_6-1, Ver_6-0, Ver_5-9, Ver_5-8, Ver_5-7, Ver_5-6, Ver_5-5, Ver_5-3, Ver_5-2, Ver_5-14, Ver_5-13, Ver_5-12, Ver_5-11, Ver_5-10, Ver_5-1, NetDRMS_Ver_LATEST, NetDRMS_Ver_9-5, NetDRMS_Ver_9-41, NetDRMS_Ver_9-4, NetDRMS_Ver_9-3, NetDRMS_Ver_9-2, NetDRMS_Ver_9-1, NetDRMS_Ver_9-0, NetDRMS_Ver_8-8, NetDRMS_Ver_8-7, NetDRMS_Ver_8-6, NetDRMS_Ver_8-5, NetDRMS_Ver_8-4, NetDRMS_Ver_8-12, NetDRMS_Ver_8-11, NetDRMS_Ver_8-10, HEAD
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Updated 5.1 release notes as it has been takinga long time to get this release out.
Release Notes JSOC V5.1 1May2009 ----------------------- --------- A release is a set of files, each having a specific version. And a release typcially has a version number because over time you have newer and newer releases of the same product. For example, a hypothetical 1.3 release may contain fileA#1.8, fileB#1.2, fileC#2.2 and a 1.4 release may contain fileA#2.5, fileB#2.1, fileC#2.9. JSOC releases are similarly versioned and contain a set of such files. JSOC release code is guaranteed to compile on cluster nodes (eg., n00, n02). The resulting binaries have been minimally tested. At the time of the creation of the release, the release versions of each file will be the most recent. But as time passes, newer versions of some files will be made, and there is no guarantee that these changes will not destabilize JSOC (ie., they may cause JSOC to no longer compile or execute properly). There are several ways to use this release. If you wish to simply use pre-built binaries, you can simply use the production binaries, which are located at /home/production/cvs/JSOC. Every time a release is created, the binaries in this location get updated. Only the production user can update these binaries. So, you could run /home/production/cvs/JSOC/bin/linux_x86_64/show_keys, for example. If instead you want to work with stable source files, then you must have a sandbox, which is a local copy (in your home directory) of the files in the cvs depot. You would probably want to work with a sandbox if you plan on making eventual changes to the depot files. Changes you make to your sandbox files are not visible to other users until you "commit" those changes back to the cvs depot. Please see "If You Don't Have a Sandbox" below for more information on how to create a sandbox. There is also a "working" release which resides in in /home/jsoc/cvs/JSOC. New files may be placed here and existing files may be edited for common use before the next official release. Each time a release gets created, the source and binaries of the working release get updated. WARNING: the files you see here may not be stable since by the time you see them, another user may have edited them. Only the production release is guaranteed to be stable and unchanged between releases. Obtaining the Release --------------------- To update your working directory to this release, or to check-out this release anew, please visit http://jsoc.stanford.edu/jsocwiki/CvsInit. Please keep in mind that users may have modified files since the release was created, so use of the scripts documented in the web page may result in a working directory whose content is not identical to the release. If updating, you can supply the flag "-R" to the jsoc_update.pl and jsoc_sync.pl scripts to download the latest release. This will ensure that your working directory has the exact, latest release versions of the files (eg., jsoc_sync.csh -R). If checking-out, you can supply the argument "-r Ver_LATEST" to the "cvs checkout" command to achieve the analogous result, but for a fresh checkout. WARNING: if you use the "-R" or "-r" flags, please use only jsoc_update.pl or jsoc_sync.pl to update your sources thereafter. Use of "-R" or "-r Ver_LATEST" will result in a cvs "sticky flag" being set. jsoc_update.pl and jsoc_sync.pl clear this sticky flag. Additional Info --------------- If you are unfamiliar with the use of cvs see the file: JSOC/CM/working_with_sandbox.txt. There's a linux4 cvs gui at xim:/usr/bin/lincvs Also on our jsoc web page: http://jsoc.stanford.edu/cvs/JSOC/ Use the Apache cvs gui to see the diffs. For example, go to http://jsoc.stanford.edu/cvs/JSOC/base/drms/ and click on the name in the File column and then click on "diffs to previous #" to see the diffs. Changes since previous release (V4.7 - October 16, 2008) -------------------------------------------------------- NEW FEATURES: * RemoteSUMS implemented, including sum_export_svc() which serves as the server process that relays SU requests to Stanford. * Support added for NetDRMS localization (config.local.template). * New drms_run (C executable that handles child drms_server process better). * More definitions, like SUMSERVER, made localizable via the config.local file. * Performance boost - cache the user's series permission in DRMS_SeriesInfo_t so that there is no need to access the database every time the user's permissions need to be assessed. * Performance boost - restrict the number of psql records involved in a group by operation when drms_open_nrecords() is called. * Support added for value-range 'skipping'. If a value range is specified in a query (eg., su_arta.testseries[235-634]) it is now possible to return a subset of records by using the '@' construct (eg., su_arta.testseries[235-634@4] is the same as su_arta.testseries[235,239,243,247,...]. * Support added for timestrings inside sql where clauses (eg., su_arta.testseries[? time > $(2009.10.25_UTC) ?]). * Support added for ISO times and DOY times. * Added a '-l' flag to set_keys that allows the user to specify keyword names in lower case. * Added a '-I' flag to show_info that prints session information: host, runtime, jsoc_version, log directory. * Added a '-v' flag (verbose) to show_info that displays diagnostic information. * Added a '-x' flag to show_info that shows current archive status. * Added a '-K' flag to show_info that shows a list of links * Exported drms_names_parseduration() so modules can parse time-duration strings, like 12.8s and 14h. * New DRMS API functions - drms_record_nextkey() and drms_record_nextseg(). These functions allow the caller to iterate through a record's keywords and segments, and they properly follow linked keywords and segments. BUG FIXES: * RemoteSUMS now works when Stanford storage units are offline (and on tape). * Several problems with make dependencies fixed. * Several fixes to make drms_server shut down cleanly. Fix cases where direct-connect modules were not calling PQfinish() to terminate connection to DRMS database. * Fix host-and-port-number parsing so that drms_server uses the drms_session table in the correct database. * Queries involving finding the record with the largest or smallest value of more than one prime keyword now operate in the following manner. All records that match the query from the first prime keyword are first identified. Then from that set of records, all records that match the query from the second prime keyword are selected. And so on for additional prime keys. * Ensure that FITSRW uses double-precision floats for bscale/bzero, not single-precision. * Record slots created within a session that get freed can now be reused. * Memory leak in libtimeio.a removed. * The parsing of time-duration character strings used to result in truncated floating-point durations (eg., 12.8s became 12 seconds). This has been fixed so that 12.8s means 12.8 seconds. * Fix create_series jsd parser so that it properly tracks the line number in the .jsd when reporting errors. It now also reports a more useful drms_parser.c line number when an error occurs. * Fixed hang that occurred when a DRMS record-set query was missing the trailing ']'. * Fixed jsoc_export_as_fits, which was not exporting non-FITS segments and not exporting linked segments.