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Release notes for DRMS 8.9.

                       Release Notes JSOC V8.9        8JUL2015
                       -----------------------        ---------

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on the supported systems. As time passes, newer versions of files will be committed to the 
code repository and there is no guarantee that these changes will not destabilize JSOC 
(i.e., 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 use the production binaries, which are located at 
/home/jsoc/cvs/Development/JSOC (The release binaries are actually in
/home/jsoc/cvs/JSOC, but as our production code changes more quickly
than releases are generated, we put critical fixes in the
"Development" tree. To be sure you use code that has been built with
these critical fixes, you'll need to use the "Development" tree. As
time passes our production code will stabilize. When that happens, you should use
/home/jsoc/cvs/JSOC. But for now, you should use the "Development"
tree.). Every time a release is created, the binaries in this location get updated
by the jsoc user. To use these binaries, you can run them directly, 
"/home/jsoc/cvs/JSOC/Development/bin/linux_x86_64/show_info -j hmi.M_45s", 
for example. Or you can put /home/jsoc/cvs/JSOC/Development/bin/linux_x86_64 in 
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Obtaining the Release
To update your working directory to this release, or to check-out this release anew, 
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Update Your Existing Working Directory ("Sandbox")). 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.  

Additional Info
Use the Apache CVS gui to see diffs between file revisions. For example, go to http://jsoc2.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 (V8.8 -  April 13, 2015)

- DRMS now has a multi-threaded SUMS daemon (MT SUMS). This daemon serves SUM_infoArray() requests and is meant to be a replacement for the original SUMS implementation. It spawns a new thread for each SUM_infoArray() request, communicating with the client via a single socket connection. The communication does not involve RPC. To use this feature, you must set the config.local parameter SUMS_USEMTSUMS to 1, and you must have a Python 3.3, or greater, environment available to the client code. You must also set other config.local parameters (see below). The daemon, sumsd.py, must be manually started before clients can use it. The SUMS start and stop scripts have not yet been modified to support sumsd.py (TBD in a future release). Needs Py 3.3 or greater.
- A Python class in the localization script was converted to a "new-style" class so that it could be sub-classed.
- Implemented a new DRMS API function - drms_open_recordswithkeys(). It takes an argument that is a list of keywords. It returns a record-set structure that contains records that contain ONLY the keywords specified. Because many series have lots of keywords, use of this function can result in much smaller memory footprint compared to drms_open_records().
- jsoc_export_SU_as_is was modified to use SUM_infoArray() instead of SUM_info() so that multiple SUs could be processed at once.
- timeio, the time-support library, was updated for the June 30, 2015 leap second.
- show_info now handles invalid SUs provided in the sunum=XXX parameter.
- Since all series in the dsds namespace were removed, the dsds-exclusion regular expression used to pre-fill the Seriesname filter was removed too.
- Implemented a new script used in conjunction with findsessionrecs.pl, the program that finds all SUs created during a specified time interval, so that the path for each SU located is now printed.

- There are a few new config.local parameters for MT SUMS: 
  SUMS_USEMTSUMS - set to 1 if you want to use the MT SUMS service. If you do so, then you will need to manually start/stop the MT SUMS daemon (sumsd.py) as needed.
  SUMSD_MAX_THREADS - the maximum number of simultaneous SUM_infoArray() requests allowed.
  SUMSD_LISTENPORT - the MT SUMS server port through which clients connect to the MT SUMS daemon.
  PY_LIB - the Python library file used by the MT SUMS client.
  PY_INCS - the include path to the headers for the Python library file used by the MT SUMS client.
  PY_LIBS - the path to the Python library file used by the MT SUMS client.
  PY_HOME - the Python root directory that contains the Python library file, and other binaries, used by the MT SUMS client.

- vso_sum_alloc and vso_sum_put were modified so that they close the SUMS connection upon failure (changes from Niles Oien).
- Some code in lib DRMS was writing error messages to stdout. This was breaking CGI programs.
- unpublish.pl had been accidentally checked-in with a debug modification in it. This modification was reverted.
- The export manager, jsoc_export_manage, was modified so that the export system once again supports uploads of files containing multiple record-set specifications that identify records of a single series.
- The algorithm that determines the next SUMS partition to be used for new SUs was modified so that SUs are more evenly distributed among partitions.
- A crasher in show_info was fixed having to do with an uninitialized variable in an error path.
- A variable that should have been dereferenced before use was not being dereferenced. Now it is dereferenced.

Karen Tian
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