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Folks, you need to choose a different sacrificial animal for your multithreading issues. Thanks to this comment Edward found in a stubborn bit of Java code, we now know the programming gods won't take our goats.

public static boolean doSomeOSStuff() {

        // Forgive me father for I have sinned - with the bag of crap written in the lines below.
        // When running multiple threads (~500) concurrently, the damn OS commands fail at a 1% rate for no apparent reason.
        // There is no error message, or any indication of failure, they just don't happen and come bite you in the ass.
        // After much frustration, I decided to try 3 things:
        // 1. sacrifice a goat. - did not go as planned.
        // 2. semaphoring this shit. did not change anything...
        // 3. after each failed command, I will try and verify if it succeeded  or not. If not I'll try it 4 more times.
        // I am now going home to take a hot shower, and cry laying on the shower floor. and /or sacrifice a few more goats.
        //
        //                                          ...
        //                       s,                .                    .s
        //                        ss,              . ..               .ss
        //                        'SsSs,           ..  .           .sSsS'
        //                         sSs'sSs,        .   .        .sSs'sSs
        //                          sSs  'sSs,      ...      .sSs'  sSs
        //                           sS,    'sSs,         .sSs'    .Ss
        //                           'Ss       'sSs,   .sSs'       sS'
        //                  ...       sSs         ' .sSs'         sSs       ...
        //                 .           sSs       .sSs' ..,       sSs       .
        //                 . ..         sS,   .sSs'  .  'sSs,   .Ss        . ..
        //                 ..  .        'Ss .Ss'     .     'sSs. ''        ..  .
        //                 .   .         sSs '       .        'sSs,        .   .
        //                  ...      .sS.'sSs        .        .. 'sSs,      ...
        //                        .sSs'    sS,     .....     .Ss    'sSs,
        //                     .sSs'       'Ss       .       sS'       'sSs,
        //                  .sSs'           sSs      .      sSs           'sSs,
        //               .sSs'____________________________ sSs ______________'sSs,
        //            .sSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS'.Ss SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs,
        //                                    ...         sS'
        //                                     sSs       sSs
        //                                      sSs     sSs
        //                                       sS,   .Ss
        //                                       'Ss   sS'
        //                                        sSs sSs
        //                                         sSsSs
        //                                          sSs
        //                                           s
        
        // snipped OS manipulation code with several cases of aforementioned ritual
}
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