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It is more of a social than a technical problem.
I have been trying to debug a problem
on a system at work, but the control
freaks that run our production systems
don’t want to give me access to the systems on which the bug always occurs.
I have not been able to reproduce the
problem in the test environment on my
desktop, but every day the bug happens
on several production systems. I am at
the point of thinking about getting a
key logger so I can steal the passwords
necessary to get onto the production
systems and finally see the problem “in
the wild.” I have never worked for such
a bunch of fascists in my entire career.
Locked down and out
a production system outside of the
production environment first, as a
test machine. I am surprised by how
many companies work without such
staging machines, going directly
from the developers’ desktops to
their production environments. If
the bug won’t happen without real
workloads, then it is time to get a machine in the production environment
sufficiently isolated so that it can be
given a workload without destroying
the machines that are doing productive work.
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