PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Requested change to HR MIB

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Requested change to HR MIB

Re: PMP> Requested change to HR MIB
Mon, 9 Aug 1999 15:54:46 -0600

Thanks, Lloyd.
Just a note... another (perhaps preferred method) is just eliminate the
hrDeviceStatus column!

Harry Lewis
IBM Printing Systems on 08/09/99 02:44:26 PM

Subject: PMP> Requested change to HR MIB

Please change the description of hrPrinterDetectedErrorState:

Original Text
Condition Bit # hrDeviceStatus

lowPaper 0 warning(3)
noPaper 1 down(5)
lowToner 2 warning(3)
noToner 3 down(5)
doorOpen 4 down(5)
jammed 5 down(5)
offline 6 down(5)
serviceRequested 7 warning(3)
inputTrayMissing 8 warning(3)
outputTrayMissing 9 warning(3)
markerSupplyMissing 10 warning(3)
outputNearFull 11 warning(3)
outputFull 12 warning(3)
inputTrayEmpty 13 warning(3)
overduePreventMaint 14 warning(3)

Revised Text
Condition Bit # hrDeviceStatus

lowPaper 0 warning(3) or down(5)
noPaper 1 warning(3) or down(5)
lowToner 2 warning(3) or down(5)
noToner 3 warning(3) or down(5)
doorOpen 4 warning(3) or down(5)
jammed 5 warning(3) or down(5)
offline 6 warning(3) or down(5)
serviceRequested 7 warning(3) or down(5)

inputTrayMissing 8 warning(3) or down(5)
outputTrayMissing 9 warning(3) or down(5)
markerSupplyMissing 10 warning(3) or down(5)
outputNearFull 11 warning(3) or down(5)
outputFull 12 warning(3) or down(5)
inputTrayEmpty 13 warning(3) or down(5)
overduePreventMaint 14 warning(3) or down(5)

Reason for change:
The original text would seem to require all printers to respond
identically in hrDeviceStatus on the same error condition. Reality
is that different printers respond differently on the same error
condition. What might be a warning in one printer may be a down
condition in another printer. Even within a printer a single error
condition might be a warning one time and a down condition another
time. For example, several printers support the linking of multiple
paper trays together to form one logical paper tray, when one of the
linked trays runs out of paper the printer will start feeding paper
from one of the other linked trays, the printer may report noPaper
but it is a warning condition because paper is being fed from
another tray.

Lloyd Young
Manager, Alliances and Complementary Project Development
Consumer Printer Division Lexmark International, Inc.
Dept. C88M/Bldg. 005-1 740 New Circle Road NW
email: Lexington, KY 40550-0001
Phone: (606) 232-5150 Fax: (630) 982-4032