Disable/Enable HP print services SCO OS 5

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Old 01-08-2008
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We're running SCO Open Server 5. On occassion we need to disable/enable HP print services. There's nothing that I have found in the HP printer manager that allows for this. I know we can stop/start print services via SCOADMIN. On occassion one of our HP printers will generate an error, the msg in syslog(in part): "WARNING: allocb failed - NSTRPAGES exceeded". The only way we've been able fix these errors is to disable/enable print services and reboot.
Thank you in advance for any help or sarcasm you may have to offer.
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Old 01-08-2008
There is no easy solution to this one. Basicly your system is failing to allocate sufficient resources for STREAMS. You can check if this is the case if:

netstat -m shows non-zero numbers in the fail column

ndstat -l shows a non-zero number in "No STREAMS Buffers" column
Here is a pointer to a SCO TA on the subject: OpenServer 5, How to Debug STREAMS failures.
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Old 01-08-2008
Thank you for your assistance. Netstat -m did come up with a non-zero number for mblks. Not sure yet what that means.
As for the possibility of disabling/enabling just the HP printers do you think that's something that can be done ?
Thanks again
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Old 01-09-2008
Given that your problem is with STREAMS, disabling/enabling the
HP printers will not fix the problem.
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Old 01-09-2008
Ok. Thank you again for your help.
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