[3D Printing] RFC: Changing how subunit status is reported

[3D Printing] RFC: Changing how subunit status is reported

[3D Printing] RFC: Changing how subunit status is reported

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Mon Nov 16 18:21:31 UTC 2015


All,

After going through the white paper again, it occurred to me that the current printer-xxx-temperature-current and printer-fan-speed-current attributes are reporting a subset of what we would normally get from 2D printer subunits.  For example, the printer-input-tray attribute provides all of the Printer MIB's prtInputTray properties encoded in a string instead of a single roll-up status value.

What do people think of extending those attributes a bit, e.g.:

    printer-chamber (1setOf octetString)

        Values are strings like 'status=N;temperature=N'. Status is a bitfield providing detailed status and temperature is the current temperature in degrees Celsius.

    printer-chamber-description (1setOf text)

        Values are strings like 'Acme heated chamber'.

*If* these values ever got exposed via SNMP (not sure that would be useful), then we'd be able to map things cleanly from these attributes to SNMP properties.

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Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair



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