Raman’s Favorite Bug

We were seeing weird issues for Microsoft Systems Management Server’s (SMS) Software Update Reports like sometimes the reports would show a negative number of compliant machines or a negative number of machines where Updates had been downloaded. The customer requirement was that the number of computers in different compliance states should add up to the…

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Corey’s Favorite Bug

My favorite bug was an issue that would cause a test hang on roughly 1 machine in 100 running overnight stress. All the test threads would get stuck making TCP connections, and we’d see the same memory signature in the kernel heap which indicated one of hundreds of kernel threads had written to a wrong…

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Status

2010 is going great for me! 2009, on the other hand, was the sort of year I wouldn’t wish on anybody  – and that I wouldn’t give up for anything. The amount I learned about myself, why I do things the way I do, and what I could do about it – and what I…

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John Mac Millan’s Favorite Bug

I was testing a radar system that controlled the guns and missile launchers on a naval combat ship.  The radar system consisted of a Fore subsystem, Aft subsystem and a Weapons subsystem. After several months of testing we discovered that if we started the subsystems in a certain sequence the Fore guns and Aft guns…

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