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Re: [PATCH 17/21] s390x: Fix latent query-cpu-model-FOO error handling b

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [PATCH 17/21] s390x: Fix latent query-cpu-model-FOO error handling bugs
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:27:46 +0100
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David Hildenbrand <address@hidden> writes:

> [...]
>> First search hit.  Here's my second one:
>>     Q: What are latent bugs?
>>     A: These bugs do not cause problems today. However, they are lurking
>>     just waiting to reveal themselves later.  The Ariane 5 rocket
>>     failure was caused by a float->int conversion error that lay dormant
>>     when previous rockets were slower; but the faster Ariane 5 triggered
>>     the problem.  The Millennium bug is another example of a latent bug
>>     that came to light when circumstances changed.  Latent bugs are much
>>     harder to test using conventional testing techniques, and finding
>>     them requires someone with foresight to ask.
>> http://www.geekinterview.com/question_details/36689
> Google search "latent software BUG"

I think this argument has run its course.  Let's agree to differ on the
finer meaning and possible uses of "latent", and craft a mutually
agreeable commit message instead.  I'll reply to Cornelia's message.


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