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Subject: Knowing if a server application is running
From: Bo Jakobsen <lister@f77.dk>
To: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:35:16 +0100
Hi all,

I am building an system based on EPICS and Matlab.
The idea of the system is that a "server" is running in Matlab. This server which monitors and manipulates EPICS records according to some logics. This works very nicely and stable (even as I known that I should properly write it all as seq code, but that is out of the scope of my current project).

My problem is now that I would like to indicate to the user if the Matlab server is running or not through an EPICS record.

My thought was to periodically (e.g. at least ones per second) update a soft record from the Matlab server. But how can I from EPICS test if this has happened. It could e.g. be a time stamp, or a "running number".

Any input will be mostly appreciated

Bo


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Re: Knowing if a server application is running Andrew Johnson
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RE: Knowing if a server application is running Mark Rivers
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