If it ain't broke, don't fix it needs to be replaced with It is broke, we just haven't hit it yet.

Paul Fenstermacher | Sys Admin, Sr | Corporate Systems - POWER Systems
Administration | Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
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I did not want to pollute the thread "If you have SSDs, please read".

Some years ago, PTFs stopped being applied here. Much like "if it ain't broke". We had an application that did screen scraping. Long gone. A Client Access PTF broke the application. A somewhat critical application, as it turned out. The SA may or may not have contacted the vendor of the pc software. But, what was done was the PTF was backed out.

After that, no CUMEs were installed. Only PTFs identified by service advisor.

Various people in command hierarchy, I have no idea how high up, set that policy.

Potentially very dumb policy. That was why I was a little hesitant to install PTFs suggested by Scott K that corrected errors with ssh. I am glad I did, as the enhanced error handling made a number of transfers performed subsequently a LOT nicer.

Clueless management too far removed from the system making policy decisions.

"Don't confuse me with facts, I have already made up my mind".


John McKee
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