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Date:	Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:42:09 -0400
From:	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
To:	Roel Kluin <12o3l@...cali.nl>
Cc:	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] return hidden bug

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 03:05:05 +0200
Roel Kluin <12o3l@...cali.nl> wrote:

>     return hidden bug
>     
>     Signed-off-by: Roel Kluin <12o3l@...cali.nl>
> 
> diff --git a/arch/alpha/kernel/pci_iommu.c
> b/arch/alpha/kernel/pci_iommu.c index e1c4707..6a69425 100644
> --- a/arch/alpha/kernel/pci_iommu.c
> +++ b/arch/alpha/kernel/pci_iommu.c
> @@ -365,8 +365,8 @@ pci_unmap_single(struct pci_dev *pdev, dma_addr_t
> dma_addr, size_t size, printk(KERN_ERR "Bogus pci_unmap_single:
> dma_addr %lx " " base %lx size %x\n", dma_addr, arena->dma_base,
>  		       arena->size);
> -		return;
>  		BUG();
> +		return;
>  	}
>  
>  	npages = calc_npages((dma_addr & ~PAGE_MASK) + size);

BUG() will terminate the process that runs into it, so you can
just remove the return alltogether.  If BUG() is hit, the return
will never be reached.

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