[Rack] [Noisebridge-discuss] minotaur is down

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Mon Jul 8 02:53:20 UTC 2013

I should add a little more detail:

Work is happening in the baron repo:
the gateman repo: https://github.com/noisebridge/gateman/commits

And in the git repo in /etc on minotaur.

To see the status of the barons, run:
  sudo monit status baron_upstairs
  sudo monit status baron_downstairs

"status" can be replaced with "stop" and "start" to do that to the
baron instance.
The baron.py script now daemonizes and writes a pidfile to
/var/run/baron_[instance].pid, where "instance" is an instance name
passed to the daemon with "--instance" (e.g. "downstairs").
By default the instance is "default".

Hope this helps! Just needs to be tested! :p


On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> Ok, so, I added some monit configuration for the baron daemons, and
> now everything will start automatically.
> Monit will be a watchdog for the processes, re-starting them if they fail.
> Cheers,
> jof
> On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org> wrote:
>>> On 6 July 2013 02:26, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>>>> First, gateman needs to come up.
>>>> I'm stuck interacting with the parallel port as a parallel port :(
>>>> open("/dev/usb/lp0", O_RDWR)            = 3
>>>> ioctl(3, PPCLAIM, 0x7fff85442ba8)       = -1 ENOTTY (Inappropriate
>>>> ioctl for device)
>>> It is one of these USB -> parallel port adaptors, so might not be 100%
>>> compatible with a 'standard'  parallel port.
>>> However, writing bytes to it should still work (if I understand correctly,
>>> there is only one bit used to operate the buzzer ?)
>> Yup -- those adapters/port emulators aren't good for any bit-banging
>> operations that are timing-dependent.
>> I took the conversation onto the rack@ mailing list.
>> I ended up figuring out what was happening, the driver presented two
>> interfaces, one as the raw port and the other as a line printer. I was
>> using the line printer interface, and not the raw port access.
>> We're all good (other than the downstairs buzzer hardware being broken) now.
>> Cheers,
>> jof

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