Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Feb 2018 18:13 UTC

Flaky failures are the worst. In this particular investigation, which spanned twenty months, we suspected hardware failure, compiler bugs, linker bugs, and other possibilities. Jumping too quickly to blaming hardware or build tools is a classic mistake, but in this case the mistake was that we weren’t thinking big enough. Yes, there was a linker bug, but we were also lucky enough to have hit a Windows kernel bug which is triggered by linkers!

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RE[2]: NT is still garbage
by tidux on Tue 27th Feb 2018 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: NT is still garbage"
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> Well, why wasn't there a unittest for this exact scenario? /s

You don't need a unit test, just a system design that doesn't constantly thrash disk like a retard. This architecturally can not happen on Linux.

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