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NAME

       rtdServer - image event dispatcher for RTD

SYNOPSIS

       rtdServer [-v] [-p] [-s]

DESCRIPTION

       rtdServer  is the process that manages the image event mechanism.  Clients register to the
       rtdServer via the rtdInitImageEvt call.  When a client attaches  to  a  camera  source  an
       incoming  image  event will be forwarded to this client. Several clients can attach to the
       same camera source  as  the  multicasting  of  event  notification  is  supported  by  the
       rtdServer.   Image  events  received  from image sources where no clients are attached are
       simply discarded. Clients can also attach to image sources that not have registered yet as
       the  rtdServer  supports  a  independence  between  image  event  producer and image event
       consumer.

       Furthermore rtdServer contains  a  simulator  part  that  can  be  used  to  simulate  the
       generation of image events. This feature is reserved for testing purposes only. Similarly,
       it also contains a performance test facility, in which several areas of shared memory  are
       sent  to  a  client  Rtd  in  quick  succession,  and  measurements  are  taken on certain
       performance parameters (see RtdPerformanceTool(3/n).

       The rtdServer also implements semaphore locking of shared memory, to avoid the possibility
       of  the  RTD  client reading the shared memory at the same time as the CCD writes (this is
       known as "image jitter").  The server program expects the CCD software to set a  semaphore
       against  any  shared memory that has been written to (effectively to lock it).  The server
       will then increment this semaphore by the number of RTD clients less  one.  If  semaphores
       are  not  implemented in the incoming image event, no action is taken. The overall locking
       scheme is discussed in more detail in rtdSem(1). Semaphore locking is implemented  in  the
       simulator facility.

       -v     verbose mode

       -p     port number, default 5555. Set with RTD_SERVER_PORT

       -t     delay between image events in msec (default 5)

SEE ALSO

       rtd(1),rtdClient(1),rtcCubeClient(1)