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STARTING/STOPPING ROPE

Starting and stopping the system is done in a manner similar to the old interface, except that the command to issue is SwitchMode. If you issue the old command than a reminder message will tell you what to do.

The command usage is also similar, except that there is a test facility for code development on the DN10Ks:


DN10k usage: SwitchMode stop | online [test] | offline [test] | kill
Motorola usage: SwitchMode stop | online | rerope online [ | offline ]

Though it isn't reflected in the usage string, you may also start up the RopeServer in test mode on the front-end with:


SwitchMode online [test] | rerope online [test] [ | offline [test] ]

Note that the SwitchMode script calls a process named startup with the correct command-line arguments; that is, a '-' sign is put in front of each argument. The startup process uses a configuration file named startup_mode.dat in /user/orocont/DAT. This ascii file specifies the node name, the process name, whether to use an X-window, the window name and the window geometry for all processes that we might wish to start up on any motorola node at the pit.


d.deatrich