Alfserver 11.5 Release Notes

 

New Features and Enhancements


New Features and Enhancements

  • Alfserver is now bundled as part of RenderMan Pro Server.  The executable is now located in $RMANTREE/bin and is installed as part of the RenderMan Pro Server installers, rather than being installed separately in its own directory. Alfserver can still be configured to multiplex between several prman distributions.
Alfserver 11.5.1
  • alfserver.ini has been updated, including a new parameter which controls the time delay used by alfserver between escalating its shutdown signals to processes that aren't responding.
  • On Windows systems, the alfserver logs provide the correct process id when listing process exit status.
  • Alfserver now applies signals more consistently to entire process groups, for all signal types, so that if the program launched by alfserver spawns additional subprocesses, they will receive termination and pause signals as well (unix/linux only). Note that if alfred/alfserver launch a program which is actually a /bin/csh script, and that script creates subprocesses via the '&' operator, then those subprocesses are not in the same process group as the original script and therefore will not receive these signals. This is a feature of csh, use a different scripting language such as bash if you want signal propagation.
Alfserver 11.5.2
  • When restarting a Windows PC, alfred services (alfserver, maitre-d) now respond more quickly to the system shutdown message and check-in their licenses before the process is killed. Previously these licenses remained unavailable for new invocations until the license manager reclaimed them, usually after a few hours.
  • On Windows systems, "foreground" (-debug) invocations of alfred programs now respond more quickly to ctrl-c interrupt events.

 

 

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