[Nut-upsuser] mge-shut driver fails almost after every reboot
arnaud.quette at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 14:06:22 UTC 2015
2015-04-03 14:28 GMT+02:00 Panagiotis Kritikakos <
panagiotis.kritikakos at nikitec.gr>:
> Hello Arno,
> Question: have you also tested oldmge-shut?
>> Otherwise, that might be interesting to do so and send back the results
>> of these tests...
> Yes, I've tried this as well with worse results unfortunately. This driver
> seems to be even more unstable. When it gets able to set communication with
> the UPS (which is not always the case), it usually lost it again after a
> ~# /usr/local/libexec/nut/oldmge-shut -DD -a ups-filesrv01
> Network UPS Tools - Eaton / SHUT driver 0.70 (2.7.2)
> 0.000000 debug level is '2'
> 0.000882 entering upsdrv_initups()
> 0.001019 entering shut_ups_start()
> 0.028445 Communication with UPS established
> 0.028457 entering shut_get_descriptor(n 21, 9)
> 0.111394 shut_wait_ack(): ACK received
> 0.185328 entering shut_get_descriptor(n 01, 18)
> 0.273455 shut_wait_ack(): ACK received
> 0.423238 Device Descriptor:
> bLength: 0x12
> bDescriptorType: 0x01
> bcdUSB: 0x0110
> bDeviceClass: 0x00
> bDeviceSubClass: 0x00
> bDeviceProtocol: 0x00
> bMaxPacketSize0: 0x08
> idVendor: 0x0463
> idProduct: 0xffff
> bcdDevice: 0x0100
> iManufacturer: 0x01
> iProduct: 0x02
> iSerialNumber: 0x03
> bNumConfigurations: 0x01
> 0.423251 entering shut_get_descriptor(n 22, 1538)
> 0.525087 shut_wait_ack(): ACK received
> 9.705471 Unable to get Report Descriptor
> It there a possibility to be an issue of the UPS, or the connection
> between the serial port of the machine and the UPS?
thanks for the confirmation with oldmge-shut. I'm not astonished on the
results, but was worth a try.
I've double checked the related code difference for mge-shut between 2.7.1
Again, the only diff I see is the one pointed previously (setline...).
So, it would be great if you could test this patch (through some reboots)
and report back.
Then, I don't think it's an issue with the device.
There is a long run TODO (mentioned in the header of libshut.c) that is the
The driver still communicates at 2400bauds, which is not that much for such
verbose units. We could go at least for 9600 on these units, which is 4
times faster already.
This may cause some slowness and behavior issues as you're experiencing,
under some circumstances.
For example, the test using a 5SC750 on Linux (Debian Jessie) shows that
report descriptor (size 1538) takes ~10 seconds to be retrieved, which is
Then, even if this "new"mge-shut is a lot better than the oldmge-shut, it
can still be perfected on the error handling (and not optimal cases), which
you may be hitting.
And finally, the notification handling could also help to poll less the
unit, while being notified of critical status changes.
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