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Aswini Vi
Aswini Vi
Computer Science
03 Feb 2019

What is fault masking?

When presence of one defect hides the presence of another defect in the system is known as fault masking.

Example: If the "Negative Value " cause a firing of unhandled system exception,the developer will prevent the negative values input.This will resolve the issue and hide the defect unhandled exception firing.

Drona Arjel
Drona Arjel
Computer Science
3mos ago

When the tester or developer masks a fault by creating a test case which conceals the presence of the fault, it is called fault masking.

In fault masking , one error condition hides the occurrence of another error condition.