PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Definitions of Active, Busy, Idle, Standby

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Definitions of Active, Busy, Idle, Standby

Re: PMP> Definitions of Active, Busy, Idle, Standby

Bill Wagner (bwagner@digprod.com)
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 20:02:28 -0500


The December version of the MIB, released as an internet draft, has
the following. Why are we going over this again? Did I miss a phone
conference?

Bill Wagner


Standby - The printer or sub-unit is unavailable for use because it is
partially powered down and may need some period of time to become
fully operational again. A unit in Standby state shall respond to
network management requests.

Available - The printer or subunit is functioning normally.
Idle - The printer or subunit is not processing any print jobs

Active - The printer or subunit is working on one or more print jobs

Busy - The printer or subunit is "Active" and has also reached a
resource threshold whereby it will not accept any new print jobs for a
finite period of time. The expected next state transition from the
"busy" state is to the "active" state, implying that resources are
again available to accept new print jobs.






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Subject: PMP> Definitions of Active, Busy, Idle, Standby
Author: Lloyd Young <lpyoung@lexmark.com> at Internet
Date: 3/13/97 7:47 PM

I had an issue to refine the defintions of active, busy, idle
and standby.

Active: the printer or subunit is performing it's primary function.

Busy: the printer or subunit is performing a function (not necessarily
it's primary function) and is not immediately available for it's
primary function.

Idle: the printer or subunit is immediately available and waiting
for instructions.

Standby: the printer or subunit is not immediately available but is
waiting for instructions.

Lloyd Young Lexmark International, Inc.
Senior Program Manager Dept. C14L/Bldg. 035-3
Strategic Alliances 740 New Circle Road NW
internet: lpyoung@lexmark.com Lexington, KY 40550
Phone: (606) 232-5150 Fax: (606) 232-6740