PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> The Input Switching Group

PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> The Input Switching Group

RE: PMP> The Input Switching Group

Bob Pentecost (bpenteco@boi.hp.com)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 16:18:40 -0700

Lloyd,

You picked up the version of prtInputNextIndex that did not provide the values -1, -2 and -3. The object should read:

prtInputNextIndex OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX Integer32
MAX-ACCESS read-write
MIN-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The value of prtInputIndex corresponding to the input subunit
which will be used when this input subunit is emptied and the
timeout specified by prtInputMediaLoadTimeout expires. A value
of zero(0) indicates that auto input switching will not occur
when this input subunit is emptied. If the timeout specified by
prtInputLoadMediaTimeout expires and this value is zero(0), the
job will be aborted. A value of (-1) means other.
The value (-2) means 'unknown' and specifically indicates that
an implementation specific method will determine the next input
subunit to use at the time this subunit is emptied and the
timeout expires. The value(-3) means input switching is not
supported for this subunit."
::= { prtInputEntry 26 }

This is how it was posted in ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/pmp/contributions/inputsw2.doc.

Bob Pentecost
HP

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From: Lloyd Young[SMTP:lpyoung@lexmark.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 1997 8:14 AM
To: pmp%pwg.org
Subject: PMP> The Input Switching Group

Following is the wording proposed by Bob Pentecost in his last e-mail
and there has not been any discussion after his posting. I am going to
take silence as a vote that this wording is acceptable to everyone.

-- The Input Switching Group

--
-- The input switching group allows the administrator to set the
-- input subunit timeout for the printer and to control the automatic
-- input subunit switching by the printer when an input subunit becomes
-- empty.
--
-- This group is optional. However, to claim conformance to this group,
-- it is required to implement every object in the group.

prtInputMediaLoadTimeout OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Integer32 MAX-ACCESS read-write MIN-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "When the printer is not able to print due to a subunit being empty or the requested media must be manually loaded, the printer will wait for the duration (in seconds) specified by this object. Upon expiration of the timeout, the printer will take the action specified by prtInputNextIndex.

The event which causes the printer to enter the waiting state is product specific. If the printer is not waiting for manually fed media, it may switch from an empty subunit to a different subunit without waiting for the timeout to expire.

A value of (-1) implies 'other' or 'infinite' which translates to 'wait forever'. The action which causes printing to continue is product specific. A value of (-2) implies 'unknown'." ::= { prtInputEntry 24 }

prtInputNextIndex OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Integer32 MAX-ACCESS read-write MIN-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The value of prtInputIndex corresponding to the input subunit which will be used when this input subunit is emptied and the timeout specified by prtInputMediaLoadTimeout expires. A value of zero(0) indicates that auto input switching will not occur when this input subunit is emptied. If the timeout specified by prtInputLoadMediaTimeout expires and this value is zero(0), the job will be aborted." ::= { prtInputEntry 26 }