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Subject: RE: AreaDetector bindings and RBV propagation
From: Mark Rivers <rivers@cars.uchicago.edu>
To: 'Iain Marcuson' <Iain.Marcuson@sydorinstruments.com>, "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov >> EPICS Tech Talk" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 21:37:51 +0000
Hi Iain,

> 7. Caput $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV 2.
> 8. Caget $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV.  It is "Readout" (as expected from ADBase.template, numeric value 2).
> 9. Caput $(P)$(R)GetStatus 1.  Initially reported value is 3, not 2 as would be expected from step 8.

DetectorState_RBV is an input record, not an output record.  That means that when you wrote the value 2 to it with caput it changed the value in the record, but that value was not sent to the driver.  Only output records send their values to the driver, not input records.  So the last value the driver had was 3, not 2, and what you observe is expected.

>10. Caget $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV.  It is "Readout" (numeric value 2), not 3 as would be expected from step 9.

That does not make sense to me.  If your driver called setIntegerParam(ADStatus, 3) and then callParamCallbacks(addr) then the record should have the value 3, not 2.

I just tried to reproduce your observation with the simDetector driver and I cannot. 

Detector is currently idle. 
I write 2 to :DetectorState_RBV as you did:

corvette:ADCore/ADApp/Db>caput 13SIM1:cam1:DetectorState_RBV 2
Old : 13SIM1:cam1:DetectorState_RBV  Idle
New : 13SIM1:cam1:DetectorState_RBV  Readout

I then do a caget to verify that the value is 2 (Readout):
corvette:ADCore/ADApp/Db>caget 13SIM1:cam1:DetectorState_RBV
13SIM1:cam1:DetectorState_RBV  Readout

I then start acquisition of the driver.  When the driver starts acquisition it calls setIntegerParam(ADStatus, ADStatusAcquire)
I then read the value of DetectorState_RBV:

corvette:ADCore/ADApp/Db>caget 13SIM1:cam1:DetectorState_RBV
13SIM1:cam1:DetectorState_RBV  Acquire

Note that it is Acquire, not Readout, so the value that the simDetector driver wrote is indeed the current value in the record.

Mark


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From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov [mailto:tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Iain Marcuson
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 3:29 PM
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Subject: AreaDetector bindings and RBV propagation

I have completed a basic AreaDetector module for my camera and am working on adding enhancements.  Presently, I am attempting to add readback of acquisition status.  I am unfamiliar with the normal operations of the RBV PVs, but tried manipulating one for practice.  The sequence of events is:
1. Start IOC.
2. Caget $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV.  It is idle.
3. Run acquisition command.
4. Caget $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV.  It is idle.
5. Caput $(P)$(R)GetStatus  1.  PV and function are detailed below.  Initially reported value is 0, as expected.
6. Caget $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV.  It is "Correct" (numeric value 3, as expected from GetStatus code).
7. Caput $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV 2.
8. Caget $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV.  It is "Readout" (as expected from ADBase.template, numeric value 2).
9. Caput $(P)$(R)GetStatus 1.  Initially reported value is 3, not 2 as would be expected from step 8.
10. Caget $(P)$(R)DetectorState_RBV.  It is "Readout" (numeric value 2), not 3 as would be expected from step 9.

The Get Status code is 

if (function == detector_get_status_)
    {
      printf("Received SDGetStaus command.\n");
      // XXX Does putting a Get make the set take effect?
      getIntegerParam(ADStatus, &det_status);
      printf("Detector status before set is %i.\n", det_status);
      setIntegerParam(ADStatus, 3);
    }

And the GetStatus record is:
record(longout, $(P)$(R)GetStatus)
{
	field(DTYP, "asynInt32")
	field(OUT, "@asyn($(PORT),$(ADDR),$(TIMEOUT))SDGETSTATUS")
}

Why are the values not propagating between parameter library and PVs, and how does one update these readback value PVs?

Thank you,

Iain Marcuson.

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