I may tend to want to flog myself for allowing the HR MIB to reach this
point without having "pushed" this issue, but then I'm tempered by my
recollection of the way we "tip-toed" around the whole issue ('we're
trying to progress here... so we can't afford to make very many changes...
it might rock the boat). Never mind the boat had it's bow stuck in the
side of Antarctica.
So, I agree with Jay regarding the "hrBits"... and I'm glad they made it
in (although they still have this redundant right hand column that
associated each bit with either Warning or Down hrDevice status which I
initially proposed but followed up with the request to just ELIMINATE any
implied mandatory relationship (this way, if we DID add hrDevice =
Standby, hrBits and Standby would be allowed.
Bill expresses the sentiment that a change at this point may not receive
much response anyway. To the extent that I believe the new
hrPrinterDetectedErrorState bits are more useful additions than hrDevice =
Standby, I tend to agree.
Ron points out that we may be able to "patch" the situation in the Printer
MIB and I'm willing to consider this.
If you look at it galactically, adding an enum to the HR MIB should be
like swatting a fly... but it does seem to feel more like trying to land
Thanks, again, for all your support.
IBM Printing Systems