PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Top-25 alerts and proposed Appendix D to the printe

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Top-25 alerts and proposed Appendix D to the printe

Re: PMP> Top-25 alerts and proposed Appendix D to the printe

STUART@KEI-CA.CCMAIL.CompuServe.COM
17 Apr 97 14:13:40 EDT

Chuck,

I have a couple comments relating to Appendix D and the MIB.

1. Under Initial Power Up in the PrtSubUnitStatusTC column the text is
"all groups are:
Availability=Unknown+Off-line+Transitioning(5+32+64)". Why is
Off-line (as in Intended state is Off-line) specified?

2. I think the PrtSubUnitStatusTC column is hard to understand because
it is not consistent. Sometimes it lists the category (e.g.
Availability), sometimes the state (e.g. Unknown) and sometimes just
the value (e.g. 5). Why list "+ On-Line + Transitioning" for Input
Tray Low but not for Printing? Values which may be different
depending upon implementation should either not be listed at all or
should be listed for each printer state. I suggest putting just the
known values, e.g. for Marker Supply Empty:
prtMarkerStatus
Unavailable because broken(3) + Critical Alerts(16)

Maybe there should then be a footnote to the table to the effect that
prtSubUnitStatusTC categories not specified in the table may have
different values depending upon implementation.

3. Why list the older type specific codes in the prtAlertCode if they
are not recommended to be used?

4. There is an existing table in the Mib (pg. 19) which lists the hr
"magic cookies". This table should match the Appendix D. I see two
differences. 1) Non Critical Alert Active lists idle or printing
while App D includes warmup as an option for Non Critical Alerts. 2)
Standby lists hrPrinterStatus as other while App D lists it as idle.

5. Lloyd proposed some new text for Busy that it seemed there was
concensus upon, but the old text is still in the Mib.

Stuart

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Subject: PMP> Top-25 alerts and proposed Appendix D to the printe...
Author: INTERNET:adamsc@pogo.WV.TEK.COM at CSERVE
Date: 4/15/97 11:11 AM


Folks,

I have posted the proposed Appendix wording for the
Top-25 alerts document to the ftp site. See:

ftp://pwg.org/pub/pwg/pmp/contributions/err3.doc
ftp://pwg.org/pub/pwg/pmp/contributions/err3.pdf

It is rough but should provoke enough input to get
the desired result.

Chuck Adams
Tektronix, Inc.