[WIMS] High North has reviewed Power Model/MIB and has comments

[WIMS] High North has reviewed Power Model/MIB and has comments

[WIMS] High North has reviewed Power Model/MIB and has comments

Mitchell, Andrew (Solutions Architect) andrew.mitchell2 at hp.com
Wed Nov 3 18:43:10 UTC 2010


OK, so I understand that. At the F2F I hadn't fully internalized the Power Model stuff yet. In general I'm not a fan of removing things that well written implementations could take use of. Its like dropping error codes as return values because no one used them, you're punishing the ones that are written well because most simply ignore them. But I also now get why part of the group can't be marked as optional and I agree that any ASN.1 errors that can be avoided should be.

All that being said, I agree that dropping the MaxXxxRecords may be the right thing to do, but I still want to make my viewpoint clear since I disagree with the reasoning you originally provided in the comments.

Andrew

From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com<mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 18:18:50 +0000
To: "Andrew R. Mitchell" <andrew.mitchell2 at hp.com<mailto:andrew.mitchell2 at hp.com>>, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com<mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>>
Cc: "wims at pwg.org<mailto:wims at pwg.org>" <wims at pwg.org<mailto:wims at pwg.org>>
Subject: Re: [WIMS] High North has reviewed Power Model/MIB and has comments

Hi Andrew,

First a request - please compile this MIB with any SNMP compilers (from
SDKs, management tools, etc.) you have available.  I hate making ASN.1
errors that are avoidable.


Following IETF MIB convention, we always make whole element groups
one conformance level.

So, yes we *could* add the MaxXxxRecords to some new group (but
not the REQUIRED PowerGeneral group).

In review discussion at the October F2F, Pete Zehler and others seemed
to all agree that client-side implementers will ignore these properties.

My experience over 15 years writing private MIBs for 3 printer vendors has
been Pete's right - clients just try to create the row and handle the error for
table full.

My Samsung implementers don't want MaxXxxRecords, because they
don't plan to use them client-side and they inflate the number of
REQUIRED elements (which looks bad to upper management).

Cheers,
- Ira

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On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Mitchell, Andrew (Solutions Architect) <andrew.mitchell2 at hp.com<mailto:andrew.mitchell2 at hp.com>> wrote:
Ira,

I have been reviewing the doc as well as have some others within HP looking at it. While I don't have any additional comments yet, I do have a couple questions on your comments. While I agree that most clients will never use the MacXxxRecords, is that a valid rational not to include them? Would a better option be mark the MaxXxxRecords as OPTIONAL parts of the sections.

Andrew

From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com<mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com><mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com<mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>>>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 17:07:46 +0000
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Subject: [WIMS] High North has reviewed Power Model/MIB and has comments

(2) Technical - delete all 10 PowerGeneral.MaxXxxRecords elements
   - section 5.1.1 through 5.1.10, lines 825-892

   Rationale:  Table limit elements are unlikely to be queried/used
   - typical Client will simply attempt to create a row


Power MIB (wd-wimspowermib10-20100926.pdf/mib)

(2) Technical - delete all 10 powGeneral.MaxXxxRecords objects
   - section 5 (spec), lines 261-363 and 389-413 (MIB)

   Rationale:  See Power Model comment (2) above



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