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pathak72
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pathak72   7/5/2010 7:16:50 AM
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Basic strategy to log and trace H/W when system brings up or Hardware failure occured is to define postcode and interpret this post code.OBFL strategy definitely provide an insigth to probe the H/W failure . Excellent!!!

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Govind Singh   6/2/2010 4:23:14 AM
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Thanks Ashish for your detailed article on OBFL. I personally feel that by effectively using this approach, the MTBF (mean time between failure) for critical systems can significantly be increased. This may eventually help in the future to make ?smart? devices, which will be capable to rectify the ?errors? or ?bugs? themselves by using a robust combination of hardware/ software. Imagine in not so distant future; an OBFL device/ logic of a critical lifesaving medical equipment ?preempting? a faulty memory chip and ?seamlessly? transferring its contents to a healthy one in real time... thus resulting in one precious human life saved... On the other hand, a small bug in a robot/ other critical industrial hardware may cost millions of dollars to the organization. Technologies like OBFL display can ?preempt? such bugs and flash it to the operator who can take the corrective action accordingly, thus saving the precious time and money. Govind Singh

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Kashif69   5/31/2010 5:32:04 AM
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Nice Article. Many a times bugs are not fixed only because we fail to reproduce them. This approach would definetly help in fixing critical field issues. Kashif Khan Motorola

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Vishal   5/30/2010 3:02:00 PM
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Good !! A pragmatic approach for debugging the errors, I wonder how easy/difficult it could be to use it for new HW. Well written article though. Vishal Director, Dencomm

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Wily   5/29/2010 12:32:53 AM
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Ease of debugging is more important than ease of development and OBFL will surely be a handy mechanism for developers to nail down the problem. Thanks Ashish for this very insightful article

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