Suprtool, FastReads and Dynamic Loading

Starting with Suprtool version 4.7.12, we now support Fast serial scans of Eloquence databases. You can turn this option on by putting this command
set FastRead on
in the file /opt/robelle/suprmgr. This will invoke the FastReads for all Suprtool processes reading Eloquence databases.

Testing has shown improvements in CPU and Wall time anywhere from 2 to 5 times. Your mileage may vary, of course, but we are encouraged by the reduction in disc accesses that this enhancement brings as well.

Dynamic Loading

Another important enhancement for Eloquence is that Suprtool will now dynamically load whatever Eloquence routines you have on your system. The routines and are now loaded automatically as long as the SHLIB_PATH variable is set for you. (If you are a Summit user, relax, this variable is already set for you)

This means that if new features or bug fixes for Eloquence Image calls are installed on your system, they will immediately be inherited into the next invocation of Suprtool.

This version is the final pre-release prior to the production release of Suprtool 4.8. The only further changes we anticipate is to documentation.

So if you want to try out the new features prior to the production release then please let us know.