RE: Radiohead lyrics in Oracle RDBMS code

From: Kellyn Pedersen <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 07:32:50 -0800 (PST)
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And I thought the developer was just trying to slip in a message to everyone about how he really felt about working on the code...  :)

Kellyn Pedersen
Multi-Platform DBA
I-Behavior Inc.
"Go away before I replace you with a very small and efficient shell script..."

  • On Tue, 1/26/10, Ric Van Dyke <> wrote:

From: Ric Van Dyke <> Subject: RE: Radiohead lyrics in Oracle RDBMS code To:, Cc: "ORACLE-L" <> Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:33 AM

You’d be surprised (or shocked) at some of the things that have creep into the code over the years…  

Ric Van Dyke
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From: [] On Behalf Of Thomas Roach Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: Radiohead lyrics in Oracle RDBMS code  
I wonder what other lyrics are in the code :)... Could this explain why Oracle keeps taking more room to install? : )

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Dennis Yurichev <> wrote:

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strings oracle.exe | grep radiohead

Starting at least at, function kfasSelfTest_update() (located in kfas.o) use Radiohead lyrics to test... something related to ASM probably.

Schematic pseudocode:

#define STRING "I'm a creep, I'm a winner, what the hell am I doing here.I don't belong here - radiohead"


       kfasOpen (...);
       kfasUpdate (somestruct);
       kfasClose (...);
       newstruct=kfasOpen (...);
       if (strncmp (newstruct.somevalue, STRING, ...)!=0)
               // raise error 99999?
               kserec1(99999, 1, ...);
               kserec2(99999, 1, ..., STRING, 1, ...);
               return 0;
       kfasClose (...);
       return 1;


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Thomas Roach

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