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  1646   07 Aug 2019 Thomas LindnerBug ReportROOTANA bug?
Hi Paolo,

Sorry for the slow response.  We were discussing this with Konstantin yesterday.  He is aware of the problem now and will be working on a solution soon.

In the short term I found that it works if you just comment out the offending line:

indnerlt:rootana lindner$ git diff libMidasInterface/TMidasOnline.cxx
diff --git a/libMidasInterface/TMidasOnline.cxx b/libMidasInterface/TMidasOnline.cxx
index 92eb3e9..67da613 100644
--- a/libMidasInterface/TMidasOnline.cxx
+++ b/libMidasInterface/TMidasOnline.cxx
@@ -191,7 +191,7 @@ bool TMidasOnline::sleep(int mdelay)
   #ifdef CH_IPC
   ss_suspend_set_dispatch(CH_IPC, 0, NULL);
   #else
-  ss_suspend_set_dispatch_ipc(NULL);
+  //  ss_suspend_set_dispatch_ipc(NULL);
   #endif
  int status = ss_suspend(mdelay, 0);
   if (status == SS_SUCCESS)

This compiles and at least runs for me; so maybe that is helpful for you.  But Konstantin will provide a longer term solution.



> Hi,
> 
> I posted on the ROOTANA elog but there seems to be little activity there...
> 
> Could someone confirm if this is a bug?
> https://midas.triumf.ca/elog/Rootana/14
> 
> Another user replied that they are encountering the same issue, so I think it is unlikely it is just our installation.
> 
> While ROOTANA is unusable for us, I tried to use the example Frontend and Analyzer (under the Experiment source folder). The analyzer does not seem to do much though. A root file is produced but nothing is placed into it. Is that normal?
> 
> Any help would be welcome.
  1714   29 Sep 2019 Thomas LindnerForumMIDAS interface for WAGASCI online monitor
Hi Pintaudi Giorgio,

I think that the ROOT THttpServer is an option. The ROOT tools are not perfect, but it is relatively easy to embed plots in custom MIDAS pages. I have a description of one way of doing this here:

https://midas.triumf.ca/MidasWiki/index.php/Rootana_javascript_displays

Thomas
  1918   22 May 2020 Thomas LindnerBug ReportMore trouble with openssl on macos
For the record, here's my report of difficulties getting mongoose to compile with macos.  This is a similar 
problem reported before, but with slightly different error messages.  So I put them here for posterity.

Setup: 
- macos: 10.13.6
- xcode: 9.2
- gcc: Thomass-MacBook-Pro-3:build lindner$ gcc --version
Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-
dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1
Apple LLVM version 9.0.0 (clang-900.0.39.2)
Target: x86_64-apple-darwin17.7.0
- midas: today's version

Start with the openssl version I had already installed.  cmake says 

-- Found OpenSSL: /usr/lib/libcrypto.dylib (found version "1.0.2s") 
-- MIDAS: Found OpenSSL version 1.0.2s

make install fails with this error:

[ 35%] Linking CXX executable mhttpd
cd /Users/lindner/packages/midas/build/progs && /usr/local/Cellar/cmake/3.15.0/bin/cmake -E 
cmake_link_script CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/link.txt --verbose=1
/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/c++  -O2 -g -
DNDEBUG -Wl,-search_paths_first -Wl,-headerpad_max_install_names  CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/mhttpd.cxx.o 
CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/mongoose616.cxx.o CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/mgd.cxx.o 
CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/__/mscb/src/mscb.cxx.o  -o mhttpd ../libmidas.a /usr/lib/libssl.dylib 
/usr/lib/libcrypto.dylib -lz -lcurl -lsqlite3
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
  "_SSL_CTX_set_psk_client_callback", referenced from:
      _mg_ssl_if_conn_init in mongoose616.cxx.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)

Use macports to upgrade to newer openssl

sudo port selfupdate
sudo port upgrade outdated

Now cmake says

-- Found OpenSSL: /usr/lib/libcrypto.dylib (found version "1.1.1g") 
-- MIDAS: Found OpenSSL version 1.1.1g

Error message is different now:

cd /Users/lindner/packages/midas/build/progs && /usr/local/Cellar/cmake/3.15.0/bin/cmake -E 
cmake_link_script CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/link.txt --verbose=1
/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/c++  -O2 -g -
DNDEBUG -Wl,-search_paths_first -Wl,-headerpad_max_install_names  CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/mhttpd.cxx.o 
CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/mongoose616.cxx.o CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/mgd.cxx.o 
CMakeFiles/mhttpd.dir/__/mscb/src/mscb.cxx.o  -o mhttpd ../libmidas.a /usr/lib/libssl.dylib 
/usr/lib/libcrypto.dylib -lz -lcurl -lsqlite3
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
  "_OPENSSL_init_ssl", referenced from:
      _mg_mgr_init_opt in mongoose616.cxx.o
      _mg_ssl_if_init in mongoose616.cxx.o
  "_SSL_CTX_set_options", referenced from:
      _mg_ssl_if_conn_init in mongoose616.cxx.o
  "_SSL_CTX_set_psk_client_callback", referenced from:
      _mg_ssl_if_conn_init in mongoose616.cxx.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64

Fine.  Doing 'cmake -D NO_SSL=1 ..' to build still works fine; I will stick with that since I don't need SSL on my 
laptop.

Perhaps we should disable SSL by default on Macos?  People may only have ~50% chance of getting it to 
work.
  
  1925   30 May 2020 Thomas LindnerBug Reportwrong run number
Hi,

I fixed this particular case, so that I now I get the run number correctly.

But Konstantin will need to explain how this class is supposed to be used more generally.  The example programs have a mix with sometimes needing leading slashes and other times not:

Thomass-MacBook-Pro-3:rootana lindner$ grep -s 'runinfo/Run' */*.c*
libAnalyzer/TRootanaEventLoop.cxx:   fODB->RI("runinfo/Run number", &fCurrentRunNumber);
manalyzer/manalyzer.cxx:   int run_number = midas->odbReadInt("/runinfo/Run number");
manalyzer/manalyzer_v0.cxx:   int run_number = midas->odbReadInt("/runinfo/Run number");
old_analyzer/analyzer.cxx:   gOdb->RI("runinfo/Run number", &gRunNumber);

Cheers,
Thomas

> 
> Hi,
> I build MIDAS and ROOTANA using same tag (midas-2020-03-a, rootana-2020-03-a):
> 
> if I build examples in ROOTANA I got wrong run number (always 0):
> 
> [root@lxgentor examples]# ./ana.exe -r9090
> 
> Using THttpServer in read/write mode
> TMidasOnline::connect: Connecting to experiment "exo" on host 
> "lxgentor.na.infn.it"
> MVOdb::SetMidasStatus: Error: MIDAS db_get_value() at ODB path "//runinfo/Run 
> number" returned status 312
> Opened output file with name : output00000000.root
> TDT724Waveform done init...... 
> Create Histos
> Create Histos
> TMidasOnline::eventRequest: Event request: buffer "SYSTEM" (2), event id 
> 0xffffffff, trigger mask 0xffffffff, sample 2, request id: 0
> 
> it seems that some function try to get "//runinfo/Run number" (double slash) 
> instead of "/runinfo/Run number"...
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Gennaro
  2078   21 Jan 2021 Thomas LindnerInfoUsing external ELOG with newer mhttpd
A warning, in case others have the same problem I had.

In the past you could configure mhttpd so that the 'Elog' button would redirect to an external ELOG server; to do this you only needed to create and set the ODB variable '/Elog/URL' to the URL of your external ELOG server.

But with the newer MIDAS you need to set two ODB variables:

* "/Elog/URL" needs to be set to the URL of the external ELOG.
* "/Elog/External Elog" needs to be set to 'y'

I hadn't noticed this and was confused why my Elog button wasn't working after upgrading MIDAS.

MIDAS documentation was updated to reflect this change:

https://midas.triumf.ca/MidasWiki/index.php/Electronic_Logbook_(ELOG)
  2079   25 Jan 2021 Thomas LindnerSuggestionmhttpd browser caching
I have a more subtle point about the new ODB key for using an external elog I mentioned in [1].  I was very confused after changing the ODB "External Elog" because mhttpd still wasn't using my external elog URL.  I started trying to debug mhttpd.cxx, but found a lot of bits of mhttpd didn't seem to be getting called.  I eventually realized that my browser had been caching the responses for some (though not all) of the MIDAS navigation buttons.  Clearing my browser cache fixed the problem and allowed me to use the MIDAS button to the external ELOG.  This caching happens on my macbook for both Firefox 84.0.2 and Safari 13.1.

Many of the requests to mhttpd end up going to send_fp(), where we explicitly set the cache time to 24 hours.

   // send HTTP cache control headers                                                                                               
   time_t now = time(NULL);
   now += (int) (3600 * 24);
   struct tm* gmt = gmtime(&now);
   const char* format = "%A, %d-%b-%y %H:%M:%S GMT";
   char str[256];
   strftime(str, sizeof(str), format, gmt);
   r->rsprintf("Expires: %s\r\n", str);

Some other MIDAS buttons don't seem to be cached by the browser; for instance the response for the 'OldHistory' button doesn't get cached.

Should we remove the cache instruction for at least some of the buttons?  At least for the elog button where we want the link direction to get switched by an ODB key the caching seems a bad idea.

[1] https://midas.triumf.ca/elog/Midas/2078
  2081   25 Jan 2021 Thomas LindnerSuggestionmhttpd browser caching
I tried reloading the pages.  If I reloaded the actual elog page 

https://server.triumf.ca/?cmd=Elog

then it bypassed the cache and got the correct updated page from mhttpd.

However, if when I reloaded the status page

https://server.triumf.ca/?cmd=Status

and then clicked the Elog button then I just got the cached (old) page.  Admittedly reloading the status page doesn't make so much sense (once I thought about it), but it is what I tried first (I'm good at modelling unexpected user behaviour); so there is some risk that the user will try reloading the wrong page and will be stuck not getting the external elog page (until 24 hours runs out).

Anyway, I will update the documentation to note that you need to reload the elog page after changing this variable.  That's probably an adequate solution.

I certainly don't suggest getting rid of caching entirely.  I was trying to think whether there was a set of pages where it would make sense to disable the cache (like the elog page).  But maybe that will just cause more problems.


> Let me first explain a bit why caching is there. Once we had the case that someone from 
> TRIUMF opened a midas custom page at T2K. It took about one minute (!) to load the page. 
> 
> When we looked at it, we found that the custom page pulled about 100 items with individual
> HTTP requests from Japan, each taking about one second for the roundtrip. Then we redesigned
> the custom page communication so that many ODB entries could be retrieved in one operation,
> which improved the loading time from 100s to about 2s.
> 
> With the buttons we will have to make the same compromise. If we do not cache anything,
> loading the midas status page over the Pacific takes many seconds. If we cache all, any
> change on the midas side will not be reflected on the web page. So there is a compromise
> to be made. I thought I designed it such that the side menu is cached locally, but when
> the user presses "reload", then the full menu is fetched from the server. Of course one
> has to remember this, so changing the ELOG URL or other things on the menu require a
> reload (or wait a certain time for the cache to expire). So try again if that's working
> for you. If not, I can visit it again and check if there is any bug.
> 
> If we go the route to disable the cache, better try this to T2K and see what you get before
> we commit ourselves to that. Last time TRIUMF people were complaining a lot about long
> load times.
> 
> Best,
> Stefan
  2302   11 Nov 2021 Thomas LindnerForumMityCAMAC Login
Hi Hunter 

This sounds like a Triumf specific problem; 
not a MIDAS problem.  Please email me directly 
and we can try to solve this problem.

Thomas Lindner
TRIUMF DAQ


 Hello all,
> 
> I've recently acquired a MityCAMAC system 
that was built at TRIUMF and I'm 
> having issues accessing it over ethernet.
> 
> The system: Ubuntu VM inside Windows 10 
machine.
> 
> I've tried reconfiguring the network 
settings for the VM but nmap and arp/ip 
> commands have yielded me no results in 
finding the crate controller. 
> 
> I was getting help from Pierre Amaudruz but 
I think he is now busy for some 
> time. I have the mac address of the crate 
controller and its name. The 
> controller seems to initialize fine inside 
of the CAMAC crate. The windows side 
> of the workstation also tells me that an 
unknown network is in fact connected.
> 
> I suspect I either need to do something with 
an ssh key (which I thought we 
> accomplished but maybe not), or perhaps the 
domain name in the controller needs 
> to be changed. 
> 
> If anybody has experience working with 
MityARM I would appreciate any advice I 
> could get.
> 
> Best,
> Hunter Lowe
> UNBC Graduate Physics
  873   11 Apr 2013 Thorsten LuxForumPersistent ipcrm error
Hello,

I have a problem with our DAQ which is based on Midas. Until now, for about 3 years, it worked quite well but since I tried to restart data taking after a break of 2 months, I get always the following error message:

[system.c:308:ss_shm_open,ERROR] Shared memory segment with key 0x4d008002 already exists, please remove it manually: ipcrm -M 0x4d008002
[midas.c:1950:cm_connect_experiment1,ERROR] cannot open database
Unexpected error #304


Then I tried the following to fix the problem:

-) I first checked with ipcs the shared memory segments:
0x4d008002 3244040 next 666 1077248 1
0x4d00006e 3276809 next 666 116444 1


Sometimes there is an additional line which I also delete.

-) I deleted with ipcrm -M 0x4d008002 / 0x4d00006e the shared memory segments

-) I removed the .SYS*.SHM files:
-rw-r--r-- 1 next users 0 Mar 16 2010 MIDAS/online/.ALARM.SHM
-rw-r--r-- 1 next users 0 Mar 16 2010 MIDAS/online/.ELOG.SHM
-rw-r--r-- 1 next users 0 Mar 16 2010 MIDAS/online/.HISTORY.SHM
-rw-r--r-- 1 next users 0 Mar 16 2010 MIDAS/online/.MSG.SHM
-rw-r--r-- 1 next users 1089536 Apr 11 15:46 MIDAS/online/.ODB.SHM
-rw-r--r-- 1 next users 116444 Apr 11 15:43 MIDAS/online/.SYSMSG.SHM
-rw-r--r-- 1 next users 16793660 Apr 11 15:43 MIDAS/online/.SYSTEM.SHM


-) I reboot the PC

-) I start the midas daemon using a shell script with the following lines:
cd /home/next/CAEN/A2818Drv/
sudo sh a2818_load
mhttpd -p 8080 -D


-) Normally I can start then a run but when I try to stop it I get again the error message from above.

In addition I get from time to time the following error messages:
[mhttpd,INFO] Client 'unknown' on buffer 'SYSMSG' removed by cm_watchdog because client pid 3287 does not exist
[NEXT DAQ,INFO] Client 'unknown' on buffer 'SYSMSG' removed by bm_wait_for_free_space because client pid 3280 does not exist
[mtransition,INFO] Client 'mhttpd' (PID 3229) on buffer 'ODB' removed by cm_watchdog (idle 47.4s,TO 10s)


Since all this did not help and although there was no update of the operation system, I decided the recompile the whole midas framework on this machine.
It compiled and I installed but the error persisted. In addition now I cannot start anymore the mlogger from the web interface but only manually. However, I can stop it from the web interface.

Do you have an idea what could be the problem? I start to be a bit desperate. Also because I am user of the DAQ system but the person who developed the system in the past, left already some years ago.

I am using a midas version from the 15.03.2010 (midas20100315.tar.gz) as it seems. In principle there is only one frontend device, a CAEN V1740 digitizer, connected to Midas.

Thanks!
  876   12 Apr 2013 Thorsten LuxForumPersistent ipcrm error
[quote="Stefan Ritt"][quote="Thorsten Lux"]In addition now I cannot start
anymore the mlogger from the web interface but only manually. However, I can
stop it from the web interface.[/quote]

At least that one can be fixed easily. Each program has a certain command with
which one can start it. This has to be put into the ODB under
/Programs/<program>. In your case you probably need

/Programs/Logger/Start command = mlogger -D

to start the logger from the Web page. To debug your run stop problems, I would
recommend to start all programs in a terminal window and look which one crashes
on the run end.

/Stefan[/quote]


Hi Stefan,

under /Programs/Logger/Start command I have
/home/next/MIDAS/midas/linux/bin/mlogger -D . This command does not work if I
press the "Start Logger" button on the mhttpd webpage but when I copy and paste
this command to a terminal window, it does the job. 

Well, thanks to you both for the fast response. I wrote Konstantin an email with
the results of the tests he suggested me to do.

Ciao
  878   12 Apr 2013 Thorsten LuxForumPersistent ipcrm error
> 
> > Hi Stefan,
> > 
> > under /Programs/Logger/Start command I have
> > /home/next/MIDAS/midas/linux/bin/mlogger -D . This command does not work if I
> > press the "Start Logger" button on the mhttpd webpage but when I copy and paste
> > this command to a terminal window, it does the job. 
> > 
> > Well, thanks to you both for the fast response. I wrote Konstantin an email with
> > the results of the tests he suggested me to do.
> > 
> > Ciao
> 
> Let me guess: mhttpd is started under root (to be able to connect to port 80), and for root the mlogger program 
> is not in the path. Try to put into the odb the full path:
> 
> /Programs/Logger Start command = /usr/local/bin/mlogger -D

Yes, mhttpd is started as sudo, but I have the full path in the start command. And every user has the right to
execute mlogger. But okay, I will concentrate first to get the rest working again and then I will fight this problem.

Thanks!
  879   12 Apr 2013 Thorsten LuxForumPersistent ipcrm error
Hi,

it seems that I solved the problem in a quite brutal way.
I opened the database with odbedit and saved first the whole database as a ASCII
file and then I did the same for each section separately. Then I closed odbedit.
Afterwards I deleted all .*.SHM files including .ODB.SHM and rebooted the system.
After the restart I opened odbedit and started mhttpd. With this blank system
the problem had disappeared. Afterwards I loaded section by section from the
previous created ASCII files. After each section I tested if I can start and
stop runs and it worked without problems. At the end I also loaded the ASCII
file which contained the whole database. In this case I got the following error
message:
[odb.c:6038:db_paste,ERROR] found string exceeding MAX_STRING_LENGTH

However, after a reboot everything worked fine. I can start and stop runs, with
and without frontend, without any error message. Only the mlogger resisted to
work again. 

But also this problem we solved. It seems it was related to a missing library
path. It is strange since while in the mhttpd web page the command does not work
and is not giving any error message, copying the same command to a terminal and
to start it manually does the job. We solved it by putting the start of mlogger
in a simple shell script and to execute it then from the mhttpd web page.
Probably not an elegant solution but it does the job.

Well, with this I can enjoy my weekend to start over with data taking next week!

Thanks a lot!

Thorsten
  1581   28 Jun 2019 Thorsten LuxBug ReportStatus page reloads every second
Hello,

We observed a strange behavior, from our point of view:
After some issues with with a 100% full database and recovering from this by 
creating a new odb file from a previous copy, the Midas status page started to 
reload/refresh every second while on the other hand it solved the 100% full 
issue.
There are no error messages and the pages looks like normal but it is impossible 
to start a new run due to the permanent reloading.
It is possible to click for example on odb and check the settings. 

Any idea what could be the problem and what the solution? 

Thanks 

Thorsten 
  1583   29 Jun 2019 Thorsten LuxBug ReportStatus page reloads every second
I am sorry, yesterday evening I must have been a bit tired after a long day with a lot of 
problems and error messages, so that I did not realize that yes, the frontend was finally 
starting well again but by recovering the odb file from an old one, it was stuck in the 
transition "stopping run" and this caused the continuous reloading of the status page. 

A "obdedit -C stop" solved the problem. 

Sorry for this! 





 > We observed a strange behavior, from our point of view:
> > ... the Midas status page started to reload/refresh every second
> 
> What version of midas is this? Run the odbedit "ver" command please. Also which
> browser on what OS is this? (chrome->about google chrome, firefox->about firefox).
> 
> The current versions of midas do not reload the status page ever, and I think
> all the page-reload code has been removed and they cannot reload automatically.
> 
> Old versions of the midas status page were designed to reload every 60 seconds or so.
> The reload interval is adjustable, but I do not think it was stored in ODB. It was
> accessed from the status page "config" button and I think it stored the reload
> period is a browser cookie.
> 
> This reload value may have gotten confused, and in this case, to fix it,
> you can try to clear all the web cookies from the web page. Another test for this
> would be to try an alternate web browser, which would presumable not have the bad cookie
> and will not suffer from the reload problem.
> 
> You can also open the web page debugger (google chrome -> right click menu -> inspect ->> 
> console & etc) and see if anything shows up there. I think you can set a break point
> on the page reload function and catch the place that causes the reload.
> 
> K.O.
  1039   13 Nov 2014 Tim GorringeForumusing single frontend with multiple "EQ_POLLED" equipments to generate different data streams

We have a MIDAS frontend that provides both the readout of raw events 
and the processing of raw events into several distinct derived datasets. 
For one type of derived dataset there is a derived event for 
each raw event. For other types of derived datasets there's a
derived event for every N raw events. We'd like to have the different 
derived event types sent to different buffers / shared memory segments 
and stored in different midas files.

I was thinking of defining a separate equipment for each type of 
derived data. Each equipment would have a different buffer name so
the data would go to different buffers and thereafter to different 
midas files. I was also thinking of defining each equipment as
a "polled event" but with a unique "source ID". I believe the user 
poll_event() function is passed the "source ID" of the equipment
type and therefore could return success/fail based on whether or
not the particular derived event with that source ID is available 
for readout. Each equipment for each derived dataset would have 
a unique readout routine to create and fill the midas databanks 
for that derived event type.

The above scheme is similar to the midas documentation example
of a frontend with a trigger equipment and a scaler equipment
However, the scaler / trigger example uses two different event
types - EQ_POLLED for trigger and EQ_PERIODIC for scaler. I'd like
to use several EQ_POLLED equipments that are distinguished by
their source ID's

Is this a sensible scheme for make different data streams of
different derived event types from a single frontend? Has anyone
tried something similar? 
  1216   24 Oct 2016 Tim GorringeBug Reportproblem with error code DB_NO_MEMORY from db_open_record() call when establish additional hotlinks
Hi Midas forum,

I'm having a problem with odb hotlinks after increasing sub-directories in an 
odb. I now get the error code DB_NO_MEMORY after some db_open_record() calls. I 
tried 

1) increasing the parameter DEFAULT_ODB_SIZE in midas.h and make clean, make
but got the same error

2) increasing the parameter  MAX_OPEN_RECORDS in midas.h and make clean, make
but got fatal errors from odbedit and my midas FE and couldnt run anything

3) deleting my expts SHM files and starting odbedit with "odbedit -e SLAC -s 
0x1000000" to increse the odb size but got the same error?

4) I tried a different computer and got the same error code DB_NO_MEMORY

Maybe I running into some system limit that restricts the humber of open records? 
Or maybe I've not increased the correct midas parameter?

Best ,Tim.
  1218   25 Oct 2016 Tim GorringeBug Reportproblem with error code DB_NO_MEMORY from db_open_record() call when establish additional hotlinks
oOne additional comment. I was able to trace the setting of the error code DB_NO_MEMORY 
to a call to the db_add_open_record() by mserver that is initiated during the start-up 
of my frontend via an RPC call. I checked with a debug printout that I have indeed 
reached the number of MAX_OPEN_RECORDS

> Hi Midas forum,
> 
> I'm having a problem with odb hotlinks after increasing sub-directories in an 
> odb. I now get the error code DB_NO_MEMORY after some db_open_record() calls. I 
> tried 
> 
> 1) increasing the parameter DEFAULT_ODB_SIZE in midas.h and make clean, make
> but got the same error
> 
> 2) increasing the parameter  MAX_OPEN_RECORDS in midas.h and make clean, make
> but got fatal errors from odbedit and my midas FE and couldnt run anything
> 
> 3) deleting my expts SHM files and starting odbedit with "odbedit -e SLAC -s 
> 0x1000000" to increse the odb size but got the same error?
> 
> 4) I tried a different computer and got the same error code DB_NO_MEMORY
> 
> Maybe I running into some system limit that restricts the humber of open records? 
> Or maybe I've not increased the correct midas parameter?
> 
> Best ,Tim.
  654   08 Oct 2009 Tim NichollsBug Reportmserver linking fails when using shared library
I have experienced a problem building MIDAS from the head of the SVN repository (rev 4458) when 
specifying the shared library flag. Whie the shared library appears to compile and link OK, the 
subsequent compilation of mserver fails as follows:

$ make ROOTSYS= NEED_SHLIB=1

<... snipped some lines ...>

ld -shared -o linux/lib/libmidas.so linux/lib/midas.o linux/lib/system.o linux/lib/mrpc.o 
linux/lib/odb.o linux/lib/ybos.o linux/lib/ftplib.o linux/lib/mxml.o linux/lib/history_midas.o 
linux/lib/history_sql.o linux/lib/history.o linux/lib/alarm.o linux/lib/elog.o linux/lib/strlcpy.o -lutil -
lpthread -lz -lc
cc -c -g -O2 -Wall -Wuninitialized -Iinclude -Idrivers -I../mxml -Llinux/lib -DINCLUDE_FTPLIB   -
D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -DHAVE_ZLIB -DOS_LINUX -fPIC -Wno-unused-function -o linux/lib/mana.o 
src/mana.c
cc -c -g -O2 -Wall -Wuninitialized -Iinclude -Idrivers -I../mxml -Llinux/lib -DINCLUDE_FTPLIB   -
D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -DHAVE_ZLIB -DOS_LINUX -fPIC -Wno-unused-function -o 
linux/lib/cnaf_callback.o src/cnaf_callback.c
cc -c -g -O2 -Wall -Wuninitialized -Iinclude -Idrivers -I../mxml -Llinux/lib -DINCLUDE_FTPLIB   -
D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -DHAVE_ZLIB -DOS_LINUX -fPIC -Wno-unused-function -o linux/lib/mfe.o 
src/mfe.c
g++ -Dextname -DMANA_LITE -c -g -O2 -Wall -Wuninitialized -Iinclude -Idrivers -I../mxml -
Llinux/lib -DINCLUDE_FTPLIB   -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -DHAVE_ZLIB -DOS_LINUX -fPIC -Wno-
unused-function -o linux/lib/fal.o src/fal.c
cc -g -O2 -Wall -Wuninitialized -Iinclude -Idrivers -I../mxml -Llinux/lib -DINCLUDE_FTPLIB   -
D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -DHAVE_ZLIB -DOS_LINUX -fPIC -Wno-unused-function -o 
linux/bin/mserver src/mserver.c -lmidas -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/lib -lutil -lpthread -lz
/usr/bin/ld: linux/bin/mserver: hidden symbol `__dso_handle' in /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-
linux/4.1.2/crtbegin.o is referenced by DSO
/usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Nonrepresentable section on output
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [linux/bin/mserver] Error 1

Having googled the error, it appears to be solved by modifying the linker statement for the shared 
library in the Makefile at line 464 to use g++ rather than ld:

463c463
< 	ld -shared -o $@ $^ $(LIBS) -lc
---
> 	$(CXX) -shared -o $@ $^ $(LIBS) -lc

Presumably this is because g++ knows better how to link in the appropriate system libraries required 
for some of the recently added C++ code? 

This was on Scientific Linux SL5.2 x86_64, gcc version 4.1.2, glibc version 2.5-24.

Tim
  994   28 Apr 2014 Tom StuttardForumWords written as zero in Midas bank
Hi,

I am having some trouble with the data in my Midas bank. I am filling a midas
bank in my frontend (one of several in my system), and this bank is then being
added to the overall event by the event builder.

I check the data as it enters the bank, and also check again after I close the
bank in my frontend (using pdata's original value), and in both cases my data is
as I expect.

However, when I view the data in the .mid file (using mdump), there is a
problem. The correct number of words are there, and the values are correct up
until the 148th word. However, all subsequent words are 0.

I have also noticed that if I change my word size from 32bit (DWORD) to 16bit
(WORD), I observe the same behaviour except that now the first 296 words are
correct and all others are zero.

Note that other frontends in the system are not suffering this issue.

Does anyone have any ideas about how to solve this problem?
  1152   05 Jan 2016 Tom StuttardSuggestion64 bit bank type
I've seen that a similar question has been asked in 2011 but I'll ask again in 
case there are any updates. Is there any way to write 64-bit data words to MIDAS 
banks (other than breaking them up in to two 32-bit words, such as 2 DWORDs) 
currently? And if not, is there any plan to introduce this feature in the future?

Many thanks,
Tom
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