Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-25 Thread Viesturs Lācis
2010/7/25 Dave e...@dc9.tzo.com:
 On 7/24/2010 5:10 AM, Andy Pugh wrote:
 On 24 July 2010 06:48, Sebastian Kuzminskys...@highlab.com  wrote:


 We don't have a reliable realtime kernel yet for Lucid.

 What is unreliable about the experimental kernel? As in, does it not
 work reliably, or does it not reliably work?


 Mozmck's kernel works fine on Intel based dual core motherboards, the
 Intel 330 based boards and D510 boards.   I have also run it with
 success on a Celeron dual core CPU which was a derivative of the Core2
 Duo family, so I suspect the Core2 Duo CPUs work fine
 with it as well.

Yes, one of my PCs is a D510 board, the other board is some VIA
chipset with AMD Athlon 2200 CPU. And it worked great on that machine.

So I have a question:
Is it possible for EMC developers to publish EMC packages for Lucid
with a note about the compatibility of current RTAI kernel with
different CPUs and let RTAI developers sort that out? As I understand,
then there are overall compatibility issues of Lucid RTAI kernel with
certain CPUs, not EMC compatibility problem with the same CPUs.

I [and, hopefully, other readers of this mailing list] believe that
using quad-core PC for a CNC tool with EMC is a waste of resources,
because almost any single-core machine with 1Ghz cpu clock is capable
of handling EMC, not to mention dual-core machines. So I think that
EMC packages for Lucid with skipped support for quad-core machines
still will be beneficial for vast majority of EMC users (unfortunately
that is my personal opinion which is not supported with any numbers,
statistics etc.).

Viesturs

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Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-25 Thread wk-list
Hi,

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 04:37:12PM +0300, Viesturs Lācis wrote:
 Is it possible for EMC developers to publish EMC packages for Lucid
 with a note about the compatibility of current RTAI kernel with
 different CPUs and let RTAI developers sort that out? As I understand,
 then there are overall compatibility issues of Lucid RTAI kernel with
 certain CPUs, not EMC compatibility problem with the same CPUs.
Is the experimental kernel a rtai-patched vanilla kernel or a 
rtai-patched ubuntu kernel ? Afair the rtai guys always insist on
using vanilla kernels. Ok, that may relate to guaranteeing realtime
responses, not booting at all.

Of course it would be cool to have a live usb-stick (or cd) for testing quad
core machines ;).

Btw, the ubuntu source packages have not been uploaded yet, right ?

Bye,
Wolfgang Koebler


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Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-24 Thread Andy Pugh
On 24 July 2010 06:48, Sebastian Kuzminsky s...@highlab.com wrote:

 We don't have a reliable realtime kernel yet for Lucid.

What is unreliable about the experimental kernel? As in, does it not
work reliably, or does it not reliably work?

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Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-24 Thread s...@highlab.com
I think the issue is the lucid rtai kernel doesn't boot all the computers it's 
been tried on.  But i dont really know.

It's working fine on the two machines i've
tried.

It's available here:
http://www.linuxcnc.org/mozmck/

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From: Andy Pugh a...@andypugh.fsnet.co.uk
Date: Sat, Jul 24, 2010 03:10
Subject: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?
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On 24 July 2010 06:48, Sebastian Kuzminsky s...@highlab.com wrote:

 We don't have a reliable realtime kernel yet for Lucid.

What is unreliable about the experimental kernel? As in, does it not
work reliably, or does it not reliably work?

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Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-24 Thread Viesturs Lācis
2010/7/24 s...@highlab.com s...@highlab.com:
 I think the issue is the lucid rtai kernel doesn't boot all the computers 
 it's been tried on.  But i dont really know.

 It's working fine on the two machines i've
 tried.

 It's available here:
 http://www.linuxcnc.org/mozmck/


I also have tried RTAI packages for Lucid from the link above on 2
different PCs and both times they worked just fine. After that I
installed EMC 2.4.0 and also 2.5~pre and both of these versions are
working great with these packages.

Viesturs

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Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-24 Thread Gene Heskett
On Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:04:21 pm Viesturs Lācis did opine:

 2010/7/24 s...@highlab.com s...@highlab.com:
  I think the issue is the lucid rtai kernel doesn't boot all the
  computers it's been tried on.  But i dont really know.
  
  It's working fine on the two machines i've
  tried.
  
  It's available here:
  http://www.linuxcnc.org/mozmck/
 
 I also have tried RTAI packages for Lucid from the link above on 2
 different PCs and both times they worked just fine. After that I
 installed EMC 2.4.0 and also 2.5~pre and both of these versions are
 working great with these packages.
 
 Viesturs
 
This is beginning to sound promising!

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Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-24 Thread Dave
On 7/24/2010 5:10 AM, Andy Pugh wrote:
 On 24 July 2010 06:48, Sebastian Kuzminskys...@highlab.com  wrote:


 We don't have a reliable realtime kernel yet for Lucid.
  
 What is unreliable about the experimental kernel? As in, does it not
 work reliably, or does it not reliably work?


Mozmck's kernel works fine on Intel based dual core motherboards, the 
Intel 330 based boards and D510 boards.   I have also run it with 
success on a Celeron dual core CPU which was a derivative of the Core2 
Duo family, so I suspect the Core2 Duo CPUs work fine
with it as well.

I have it running on two production machines without any issues..

It is much faster, and just a general improvement over the Ubuntu 9.10 
build that I was using before.

I have found that EMC2, the latest versions, run just fine on an Intel 
330 based, even when using a software based step and direction drive 
interface if you don't need to do 35+ khz.

It seems like the more powerful, 4+ core CPUs have more problems from 
what I have heard.

Dave

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Re: [Emc-users] emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx ?

2010-07-23 Thread Sebastian Kuzminsky
On 07/23/2010 04:34 AM, wk-l...@koebler.com wrote:
 Are there any plans by now, when emc packages for ubuntu 10.04 should
 be available ?


I just added Lucid (Ubuntu 10.04) packages of emc2, in Simulation 
*only*, to the buildbot: http://emc2-buildbot.colorado.edu/~buildmaster/

We don't have a reliable realtime kernel yet for Lucid.

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