"I went into one of my colleague's office and kicked the hell
out of one of the much loved Google beanbags, all the while
screaming obscenities into the air for a good five minutes. He
looked on with bemused amusement. I finally calmed down enough to
explain the problem. One packet being returned at the wrong time.
One single mis-timed packet caused a ripple effect in the Windows
client file system software that was seen all the way up in the
complex user interface of only that particular version of Excel,
when interacting with the "Offline Files" feature, only on Windows
"The remaining task was to add a regression test into our test
suite, so that this specific bug is tested for before we release
any new versions of Samba. The code isn't done until it's properly
tested. But at least the user is now happy."
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