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Re: [PATCH 17/21] s390x: Fix latent query-cpu-model-FOO error handling b
Re: [PATCH 17/21] s390x: Fix latent query-cpu-model-FOO error handling bugs
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:27:46 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)
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.
> 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.