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INDI Library v1.9.3 Released (11 Nov 2021)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

Re:Polar Alignment cause Ekos to crash

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Just to confirm that using the “limited resource mode” is working as workaround till this problem is fixed.

@Hy
I didn’t have to change the code to avoid this method/function.

@Jasem
Sure I can send you the images set you requested (and I will), but remember that I tried to replicate the problem using Ubuntu and even another raspberry pi connected to the same hardware via Indi as a server and I was not able to replicate the problem.

The only way I was able to replicate the problem was through raspberry pi working as dev device doing remote deployment and debugging on the rig itself.
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2 months 1 week ago #76114

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Mohamed,

Would you be willing to test out a shot-in-the-dark fix for me?
Obviously, when you test this, disable limited-resources-mode, so that it would normally crash after your 3rd iteration.

You would need to clone my fork of my KStars repo and test with a new branch (called wcs-fix1) from the current HEAD in that  codebase:
  cd SOME_NEW_PLACE_TO_PUT_A_TEMPORARY_KSTARS
  git clone  invent.kde.org/murveit/kstars.git
  cd kstars
  git checkout wcs-fix1
and then compile that KStars tree I suppose the same way you've set up other compiles, and execute the binary you compile, and run your test.
This has a few small changes to fitsdata.cpp, fitsview.cpp, fitsview.h which you could see by using git difftool.

It it works, of course great and let me know. If not, please send along a log with at least FITS debugging enabled.

Thanks,
Hy

 
Orion Atlas Pro, William Optics ZS105, Moonlight V2 focuser, GSO RC10 w/RSF focuser
ZWO ASI1600, Astronomik Filters, ST80, QHY 5L-IIm guidecam.
KStars/Ekos/Indi on NUC10 & RPi4 w/SSD -- Ubuntu
Projects: Terrain, Polar Align, Analyze, Linear Focuser, SEP MultiStar & GPG Guide, FITS autostretch.
2 months 1 week ago #76136

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@Hy

I did and it crashed again. Below are the log files

 

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2 months 1 week ago #76144
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Mohamed,

I pushed another check in there.  Can you please try again?

Go to the same fork and git pull, then compile and test as before.
You should see 2 new commits. 

Thanks
Hy

commit ea46ab2e40781557aa4a6fa034111ef534218a97 (HEAD -> wcs-fix1, origin/wcs-fix1)
Date:   Wed Sep 29 23:09:51 2021 -0700

    refactor the min/max checks

commit 032c53edb1eee7621377ea4bba585bd8b1ae5e81
Date:   Wed Sep 29 22:52:53 2021 -0700

    Check for null inside of the min/max loop



 
Orion Atlas Pro, William Optics ZS105, Moonlight V2 focuser, GSO RC10 w/RSF focuser
ZWO ASI1600, Astronomik Filters, ST80, QHY 5L-IIm guidecam.
KStars/Ekos/Indi on NUC10 & RPi4 w/SSD -- Ubuntu
Projects: Terrain, Polar Align, Analyze, Linear Focuser, SEP MultiStar & GPG Guide, FITS autostretch.
Last edit: 2 months 6 days ago by Hy Murveit.
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Crashed again. PFA logs

 

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2 months 6 days ago #76182
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Mohamed,

I really appreciate your efforts. I'm pretty much out of ideas. However, just in case, I simplified the code, and added a bunch more logging in one more commit.
If you have the patience, please try to git pull again from my wcs-fix1 branch in my fork and send me the logs (assuming it fails).

Hy

commit 3ef6b2f0e8e7a59acc3353b2d40568dd49813820 (HEAD -> wcs-fix1, origin/wcs-fix1)
Date:   Thu Sep 30 19:26:52 2021 -0700

    simplify--remove lambda
 
Orion Atlas Pro, William Optics ZS105, Moonlight V2 focuser, GSO RC10 w/RSF focuser
ZWO ASI1600, Astronomik Filters, ST80, QHY 5L-IIm guidecam.
KStars/Ekos/Indi on NUC10 & RPi4 w/SSD -- Ubuntu
Projects: Terrain, Polar Align, Analyze, Linear Focuser, SEP MultiStar & GPG Guide, FITS autostretch.
Last edit: 2 months 6 days ago by Hy Murveit.
2 months 6 days ago #76191

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Sure Hy, I'm glad to help. I shall test the new code tomorrow. BTW, I really appreciate your PAA. It is the best tool I used till today to perform precise and easy PA.

I Will get back to you tomorrow evening (weather permitting)...
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Sorry Hy, It crashed again, PFA

I shall start a remote debugging session and will play around with the code and see what I can find or do. Will keep you posted

 

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2 months 5 days ago #76239
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Oh well, at least your polar alignment is good ;)

Can you get the simulator to crash while polar aligning it?

If so, send instructions on how to reproduce.

Of course, we have that workaround, turning on limited resources mode, which stops the crashes by stopping the equatorial graphics.

Hy
Orion Atlas Pro, William Optics ZS105, Moonlight V2 focuser, GSO RC10 w/RSF focuser
ZWO ASI1600, Astronomik Filters, ST80, QHY 5L-IIm guidecam.
KStars/Ekos/Indi on NUC10 & RPi4 w/SSD -- Ubuntu
Projects: Terrain, Polar Align, Analyze, Linear Focuser, SEP MultiStar & GPG Guide, FITS autostretch.
2 months 5 days ago #76240

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Mohamed,

If you're going to try and chase down the issue, here's one thing you can try. The only change I can think of related to polar alignment in the last several months is this.Jasem moved all the code into its own file. If you want, check out the version of KStars right before Jasem made that change and see if things were better before that change.

In the main KStars tree:

git checkout faa28833

This should put you right before his change, about a month ago. You could try to compile and test that without limited resources mode and see if things were working back then. In general you can use git checkout to go back to arbitrary commits in the codebase.

To go back to the present just

git checkout master

Hy
Orion Atlas Pro, William Optics ZS105, Moonlight V2 focuser, GSO RC10 w/RSF focuser
ZWO ASI1600, Astronomik Filters, ST80, QHY 5L-IIm guidecam.
KStars/Ekos/Indi on NUC10 & RPi4 w/SSD -- Ubuntu
Projects: Terrain, Polar Align, Analyze, Linear Focuser, SEP MultiStar & GPG Guide, FITS autostretch.
2 months 5 days ago #76241

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Hello Hy

I tried to simulate the crash using simulation but didn’t crash. If the sky was ok tonight I shall try the rollback you suggested and will keep you posted…
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hi,
any updates on this please? will i be safe to upgrade software. at the moment reverted back to stellarmate v1.5.9 where the polar alignment routine works fine. but having just bought a new scope (hence the cloud and rain here now) and adjusting my rig shall i stick with 1.5.9 or how do i enable this limited resource mode workaround. i have v1.5.9 and and 1.6.0 on different sd cards so backups but with said weather here not had chance to test polar alignment routine.
thanks in advance and for all the effort everyone puts in here.
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