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I've recently taken over someone else's software (a reasonably big chuck 200k LOC or so) and I've got to give a customer demo tomorrow of the changes I've made ... but over the last couple of weeks I've started to get memory allocation errors, it's so bad now that the thing will only stay up for 10mins ... looking into it in detail there seems to be a memory leak ... I automatically assumed that even though the changes I made were pretty much cosmetic I must have f*cked something up .... but no I've just found out some muppet has decided to re-write the heap allocation software just because they wanted to


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Can't you just revert back?
 
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Well you'd think so wouldn't you ... got a bit more "history", apparently he found the "bug" whilst testing on his desktop machine (running xp), so he did the fix and when happy with the change put it on the target machine (running 2000), he categorically states that this shouldn't be an issue and there must be a problem elsewhere ...


... and now worse than that we've just had a power glitch and now the 400hz power supply is buggered ... I think it's just going to be one of those days ...
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Here's a great get out... set the building on fire then you can start tomorrow with a clean slate, no paperwork, no dodgy computers, no desk.

I always keep my trusty zippo handy.
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Here's a great get out... set the building on fire then you can start tomorrow with a clean slate, no paperwork, no dodgy computers, no desk.

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Great Idea ... I'll also have to make sure that incompetent fool is in the building too
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"this companies" offsite backup is in Wales, and apparently it takes about 9 months to get anything from them ... another great example of sub-contracting!!!
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CVS - Open Source Version Control

an absolute saviour.....
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CVS - Open Source Version Control

an absolute saviour.....

It's not that it can't be retrieved, it's all under RCS (pronounced arse), it's just that he's refusing to believe that his change to the memory management could be causing the memory management issues I'm having ...


... I've now reverted my local build to use the old version ... so we'll see what happens ... once a new 400hz power supply has been sourced due to the old one being fried due to a power outage ...
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Sorry, mis-read your OP.

That being the case, apply power supply to head of developer at a rate of knots, before applying to system.
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Just be glad it's not under ClearCase
 
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Just be glad it's not under ClearCase
Other bits of the system are ClearCase is a bit of a head ***** ... it's branching ability is great, but you can get yourself into a whole lot of mess with it (just got to make sure you've got admin powers to undo changes it nicely does for you ...)
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Why oh why oh why do we allow IT people to write this sort of stuff on here.

I have no idea what any of the above means. Are they trying to tell us that computors are not reliable?

Computors are not unreliable, fact. All problems are, like Alfa Romeos, due to operator error.

Please send all IT related rants to Iamanitgeekwithnofriends.com

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Why oh why oh why do we allow IT people to write this sort of stuff on here.

I have no idea what any of the above means. Are they trying to tell us that computors are not reliable?

Computors are not unreliable, fact. All problems are, like Alfa Romeos, due to operator error.

Please send all IT related rants to Iamanitgeekwithnofriends.com

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Fair point, well presented ... I think it was aimed as a "people I work with are incompetent ******", however the rant seemed to have been filled with incomprehensible TLA's ...


... really I should've posted it on The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


I apologise again for myself and the other IT bods for our geekyness
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Fair point, well presented ... I think it was aimed as a "people I work with are incompetent ******", however the rant seemed to have been filled with incomprehensible TLA's ...


... really I should've posted it on The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


I apologise again for myself and the other IT bods for our geekyness
There are two problems here.

First I can't seem to spell computer.

Second, I have now been reading through some of that website. I remember COBOL, did it at Uni in the early 80's, I have also now had to look up what an act of Reed-Solomon is....

This has to stop now. Soon I will be digging out an old Amstrad to play with the spreadsheets.
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