One printer runs out of paper-all queues stop printing
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I have a small sockets program which I have inserted into
the AIX print queueing system as the _mo attribute of a
virtual printer. This works great but when a single one
of these printers runs out of paper, ALL of these queues
quit printing. How can this be?
Discussed problem with customer and believe that the problem
does NOT stem from your filter but instead the fact
that each of your queues has the same file=/dev/null in
the /etc/qconfig file.
It is much easier to understand in terms of a physical
lp device - only one job can go to one physical printer
at a time. However, /dev/null operates in the queueing
system in the same manner. When one queue prints to
/dev/null - it is locked like /dev/lp\# would be and thus
is the "printer" /dev/null becomes unavailable - nothing
else can print to it.
Suggested chaning file = /dev/null to something unique
for each queue such as /dev/lpa , /dev/lpb, /dev/lpc, etc.
where each of these is just an empty text file. You
could also go into /etc/qconfig and replace the
file = /dev/null with file = FALSE.
You tried the above suggestions and all is working fine
Support Line: One printer runs out of paper-all queues stop printing ITEM: AP6230L
Dated: November 1995 Category: N/A
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