The intent of this pattern is to argue that the effects of other components (software, hardware or other) are acceptable with respect to the hazardous software failure mode under consideration.
Authors: Rob Weaver, John McDermic, Tim Kelly
Last Modified: 20/4/2004DOWNLOAD THE 'EFFOCO' PATTERN
The motivation for this pattern is to be able to argue about failure modes in other components to demonstrate they cannot induce a failure mode in the software functionality under consideration. Hardware and Other component failure modes can be address through showing absence, probability of occurrence or handling of the failure. Software Failure Modes can be addressed in the same way as the original failure mode in another pattern.