slink2caps

Data retrieval to CAPS using SeedLink plugins.

Description

slink2caps uses the available SeedLink plugins to feed data from other sources into caps. Data can be retrieved from any sources for which a SeedLink plugins exists. The data will be converted into MiniSeed format.

Transient packets

The plugin data acquisition and the CAPS outgoing connection is not synchronized so that packets might be received by plugins but could not be forwarded to CAPS since the plugin is not allowed to send data to the server or the server is not reachable. In this case packets are in transient state and would be lost on shutdown. To prevent packet loss the plugin stores all transient packets to disk during shutdown by default. Set the parameter bufferFile to use an alternative location.

Note

Keep in mind to remove the buffer file before plugin start to reset the data acquisition completely.

Module Configuration

etc/defaults/global.cfg
etc/defaults/slink2caps.cfg
etc/global.cfg
etc/slink2caps.cfg
~/.seiscomp/global.cfg
~/.seiscomp/slink2caps.cfg

slink2caps inherits global options.

Note

Modules/plugins may require a license file. The default path to license files is @DATADIR@/licenses/ which can be overridden by global configuration of the parameter gempa.licensePath. Example:

gempa.licensePath = @CONFIGDIR@/licenses
buffer

Default: @ROOTDIR@/var/lib/slink2caps/buffer.mseed

Type: path

Path to buffer file where transient packets are stored on disk during shutdown. Transient means packets that have been received from input plugins, e.g., chain_plugin but have not been acknowledged by CAPS. Without local storage on disk those packets would be lost. During start the plugin reads the buffer file and tries to send the packets again. Please keep in mind to remove the buffer file before plugin start in case of the data acquisition should be reset.

Note

seedlink.* Data input control

seedlink.config

Default: @ROOTDIR@/var/lib/seedlink/seedlink.ini

Type: path

Path to Seedlink configuration file. Use the respective name if seedlink runs as an alias.

seedlink.name

Default: seedlink

Type: string

Name of Seedlink configuration section. Use the respective name if seedlink runs as an alias.

Note

output.* Data output control

output.stdout

Default: false

Type: boolean

Write miniSEED records to stdout instead of pushing them to CAPS.

output.address

Default: localhost:18003

Type: string

Data output URL [[caps|capss]://][user:pass@]host[:port]. This parameter superseds the host and port parameter of previous versions and takes precedence.

output.host

Default: localhost

Type: string

Data output host. Deprecated: Use output.address instead.

output.port

Default: 18003

Type: int

Data output port. Deprecated: Use output.address instead.

output.timeout

Default: 60

Unit: s

Type: int

Timeout when sending a packet. If the timeout expires the connection will be closed and re-established.

output.maxFutureEndTime

Default: 120

Unit: s

Type: int

Maximum allowed relative end time for packets. If the packet end time is greater than the current time plus this value, the packet will be discarded. By default this value is set to 120 seconds.

output.bufferSize

Default: 131072

Unit: bytes

Type: uint

Size (bytes) of the packet buffer

output.backFillingBufferSize

Default: 0

Unit: s

Type: int

Length of backfilling buffer. Whenever a gap is detected, records will be held in a buffer and not sent out. Records are flushed from front to back if the buffer size is exceeded.

journal.file

Default: @ROOTDIR@/var/run/rs2caps/journal

Type: string

File to store stream states

journal.flush

Default: 10

Unit: s

Type: uint

Flush stream states to disk every n seconds

journal.waitForAck

Default: 60

Unit: s

Type: uint

Wait when a sync has been forced, up to n seconds

journal.waitForLastAck

Default: 5

Unit: s

Type: uint

Wait on shutdown to receive acknownledgement messages, up to n seconds

statusLog.enable

Default: false

Type: boolean

Log information status information e.g. max bytes buffered

statusLog.flush

Default: 10

Type: uint

Flush status every n seconds to disk

Command-Line Options

Generic

-h, --help

Show help message.

-V, --version

Show version information.

--config-file arg

Use alternative configuration file. When this option is used the loading of all stages is disabled. Only the given configuration file is parsed and used. To use another name for the configuration create a symbolic link of the application or copy it. Example: scautopick -> scautopick2.

--plugins arg

Load given plugins.

-D, --daemon

Run as daemon. This means the application will fork itself and doesn’t need to be started with &.

-f, --seedlink-config arg

Default: @ROOTDIR@/var/lib/seedlink/seedlink.ini

Path to Seedlink configuration file. Default: @ROOTDIR@/var/lib/seedlink/seedlink.ini

-n, --section-name arg

Default: seedlink

Name of Seedlink configuration section. Default: seedlink.

Verbosity

--verbosity arg

Verbosity level [0..4]. 0:quiet, 1:error, 2:warning, 3:info, 4:debug.

-v, --v

Increase verbosity level (may be repeated, eg. -vv).

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode: no logging output.

--print-component arg

For each log entry print the component right after the log level. By default the component output is enabled for file output but disabled for console output.

--component arg

Limit the logging to a certain component. This option can be given more than once.

-s, --syslog

Use syslog logging backend. The output usually goes to /var/lib/messages.

-l, --lockfile arg

Path to lock file.

--console arg

Send log output to stdout.

--debug

Execute in debug mode. Equivalent to --verbosity=4 --console=1 .

--trace

Execute in trace mode. Equivalent to --verbosity=4 --console=1 --print-component=1 --print-context=1 .

--log-file arg

Use alternative log file.

Output

-H, --host arg

Default: localhost

Data output host. Default: localhost.

-p, --port arg

Default: 18003

Data output port. Default: 18003.

-c, --stdout

Write records to stdout.

--max-future-endtime arg

Maximum allowed relative end time for packets. If the packet end time is greater than the current time plus this value, the packet will be discarded. By default this value is set to 120 seconds.