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blog:mark5_upgrade_for_cont14 [2014/03/19 00:42]
Jamie McCallum
blog:mark5_upgrade_for_cont14 [2014/03/19 04:02]
Jamie McCallum
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 The firmware/​software upgrade to the Mark5A and Mark5B+ units has been carried out for mkv, mk5hb and mk5yg. The new version seems to have some compatibility issues with previously recorded modules - DirList gives all scan pointers as zero. For this reason, mk5streamhb has not been upgraded, in order to be able to easily read pre-March 19 modules (AUST19,​AUST20,​ohig)?​ The new version of fuseMk5 can work with the new UserDir size but has not been tested. ​ The firmware/​software upgrade to the Mark5A and Mark5B+ units has been carried out for mkv, mk5hb and mk5yg. The new version seems to have some compatibility issues with previously recorded modules - DirList gives all scan pointers as zero. For this reason, mk5streamhb has not been upgraded, in order to be able to easily read pre-March 19 modules (AUST19,​AUST20,​ohig)?​ The new version of fuseMk5 can work with the new UserDir size but has not been tested. ​
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 +Info for observers: ​
 +The upgrade changes the maximum number of scans that can be recorded onto a module from 2^10 to 2^16. Not everywhere has completed this though, so to maintain backwards compatibility you need to issue this command from the FS before starting a recording on an empty module
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 +mk5=protect=off
 +mk5=reset=erase:​s
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 +This sets the scan list back to the short format with 2^10 scans maximum. This is necessary for all modules for the next few months, and critical for those sent off to Washington.
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 +Also, can you include this message in the start/stop messages:
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 +"The mark5B+ was upgraded 19/3/14 and is using mark5 v3.0.1 software, Amazon v16.37 firmware, and FPGAConfigVersion 1.08."
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