What exactly does "busy" really mean?

What exactly does "busy" really mean?

What exactly does "busy" really mean?

Jeff Schnitzer jds at underscore.com
Mon Aug 26 12:39:56 EDT 1996


> Tom Hastings wrote: 
>
>  Busy means that the printer or sub-unit is not able to accept print
>  jobs for some period of time.
>
If intended as a simpler (replacement) definition of busy, this statement
is inadequate:  Broken devices (human invention required) would appear busy.




Bill Wagner wrote:
> 
>      I guess I don't see the problem. Busy is defined in the MIB as
>      "Busy / Temporarily Unavailable - The printer or sub-unit is
>         operational but currently occupied with a request for activity. The
>         sub-unit will become available without the need of human
>         interaction."
> 
>      The observation that "Busy means that the printer or sub-unit is not
>      able to accept print jobs for some period of time." appears to be an
>      interpretation of the MIB statement (and not one which I would suggest
>      be added to the MIB.
> 
I agree with Bill; the existing definition says all it needs to say.




/Jeff


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