Setting up a System Configuration Data Set

Updated on May 6, 2021, 7:53 pm

Setting up a system configuration data set

This is a basic guide to setting up a system configuration from scratch ...

In big-boy

1. run bldMNSN

  to setup distribution directory structure

2. run assimilate -version 207 -sysName mySystemName

  -version points to the version of firmware that is in the hardware
  -sysName points to a common directory of form 
  /MNSN/soft_dev/cfg/_mySystemName/.dscFiles and
  /MNSN/soft_dev/cfg/_mySystemName/.eep
  which are used to contain the Torrent specific configuration files

3. run arrayDesc -type genericdetectorType -arrayID thisDetectorName -fpName mySystemName for as many detectors that make up the focal plane, changing the -arrayID value for each one.

  -type identifies a generic detector description
     currently available types are 
        e2v44-82
        e2v231-84
        lbnl234
        STA1042
  -arrayID is the unique identifier for this detector, usually the serial number or a positional key
  -fpName is the system configuration name

Format of attributes set by the sysName.ini file created by collector

see file big-boy:/MNSN/soft_dev/Torrent_Text/sysName.ini.tmplt

The values in the template file will be replaced by the "collector" with values read from the system TSM eeprom

Format of attributes set by the sysName_DefaultSetup.mod file created by collector

see file big-boy:/MNSN/soft_dev/Torrent_Text/sysName_DefaultSetup.mod.tmplt

The values in the template file will be replaced by the "collector" with values read from the system TSM eeprom.