Funny how Software – being “invisible” isn’t treated in the same way as stuff we can see – even by SW engineers. The config files are as critical to the aircraft as are the propellers. We can see the propellers “Oh, 3 props are missing, maybe we shouldn’t try a take off”. Are the config files there? Who knows? Let’s just go for it!
It’s the duty of the SW designers to make the critical items visible to the pilots – are the files there?, are they the ones you expect? – OK, next item on pre-flight checklist.