IPP> MOD - Names of printer states

IPP> MOD - Names of printer states

IPP> MOD - Names of printer states

Scott A. Isaacson Scott_Isaacson at novell.com
Thu Feb 27 17:07:25 EST 1997


In the 1.4 version of the Model doc, we defined the following 
printer state values (type1Enum):


unknown
idle
processing
stopped


Hows this for a state transition diagram






   +----------+        +-----------+
   |          |        |           |
   |          |   T2   |           |
   |   UNKN   |<------>|    IDLE   |
   |          |        |           |
   |          |        |           |
   +----------+        +-----------+
        ^      \    T3/     ^
        |       \    /      |
        |        \  /       |
        |         \/        |T6
        |T1       /\        |
        |        /  \T4     |
        |       /    \      |
        v      /      \     v
   +----------+        +-----------+
   |          |        |           |
   |          |    T5  |           |
   |   PROC   |<------>|   STOP    |
   |          |        |           |
   |          |        |           |
   +----------+        +-----------+


IDLE = Idle
UNKN = Unknown
PROC = Processing
STOP = Stop


T1: UNKN -> PROC
     A job was submitted even though the state was unkown. The state
     became known at the same moment it started processing the job OR
     the state became known and the printer is Processing.


T1: PROC -> UNKN
     Something happened, it is just now unknown


T2: UNKN -> IDLE
     The state became known and the printer is idle


T2: IDLE -> UNKN
     Something happened, it is just now unknown


T3: PROC -> IDLE
     Printer is now less busy than it used to be


T3: IDLE -> PROC
     Printer is now more busy than it used to be


T4: UNKN -> STOP
     The state became known and the printer is idle.


T4: STOP -> UNKN
     Something happened, it is just now unknown


T5: PROC -> STOP
     A critical error has occurred. There is new info in
     printer-state-reasons.  The printer will probably return
     to the Processing state when errors are cleared.


T5: STOP -> PROC
     All critical errors have been fixed, the printer is fairly
     busy


T6: IDLE -> STOP
     A critical error has occurred. There is new info in
     printer-state-reasons.  The printer will probably return
     to the Idle state when errors are cleared.


T6: STOP -> IDLE
     All critical errors have been fixed, the printer is not
     too busy




Also, in explaining the definintions of IDLE and PROC using the expected
state of a jobs if they were to be submitted, people tend to say:


You mean that Idle should be "Ready" and Processing should be "Busy".


What do people think about these name changes, no semantic changes?


Scott




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