[mpas-developers] COMMIT CHECK: 'file' option for restarts

Doug Jacobsen jacobsen.douglas at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 12:51:23 MST 2012

Hi All,

I'm planning on commit this tomorrow, so I figured I would give everyone
one last chance to review it if they were interested.


On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Doug Jacobsen
<jacobsen.douglas at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello All,
> This commit check is intended to add the ability for config_start_time to
> be set to 'file'. In order for this to work, whenever a restart file is
> written, the time stamp is written to a file named 'restart_timestamp'.
> When using 'file' for the start time, the time stamp is read from this file
> prior to reading in a restart, and is used when determining when the run
> should start from.
> The attached files provide the framework required for this task, along
> with a working implementation in the current ocean core.
> From my tests, the framework changes don't break anything in any other
> cores. But the other cores will need modifications (which I could make)
> before the file option will work.
> I would like to commit these by the end of the week. So any
> comments/questions are welcome. If someone wants to test it with a
> different core, I can help make the changes needed to make it work in that
> core and send out a modified file for it.
> Thanks,
> Doug
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