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Date:	Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:21:42 -0700
From:	josh@...htriplett.org
To:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
Cc:	Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bug: Fix CONFIG_BUG=n BUG_ON()

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 07:00:14PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 19 June 2014 15:28:19 Bart Van Assche wrote:
> > Patch "bug: Make BUG() always stop the machine" changed the
> > behavior of BUG() with CONFIG_BUG=n from a no-op into an infinite
> > loop. Modify the definition of BUG_ON() accordingly such that the
> > behavior of BUG_ON(1) is identical to that of BUG().
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>
> > Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
> > Cc: Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
> > ---
> >  include/asm-generic/bug.h | 2 +-
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/include/asm-generic/bug.h b/include/asm-generic/bug.h
> > index 630dd23..f3241cd 100644
> > --- a/include/asm-generic/bug.h
> > +++ b/include/asm-generic/bug.h
> > @@ -142,7 +142,7 @@ extern void warn_slowpath_null(const char *file, const int line);
> >  #endif
> >  
> >  #ifndef HAVE_ARCH_BUG_ON
> > -#define BUG_ON(condition) do { if (condition) ; } while (0)
> > +#define BUG_ON(condition) do { } while (unlikely(condition))
> >  #endif
> >  
> >  #ifndef HAVE_ARCH_WARN_ON
> > 
> 
> How about making it 
> 
> 	do { if (condition) BUG(); } while (0)
> 
> That way it can be optimized for architectures that have their own
> BUG but not BUG_ON.

That's exactly what BUG_ON becomes if CONFIG_BUG=y, and that
significantly increases kernel size; if you want that, set CONFIG_BUG=y.
BUG_ON should continue to compile to nothing if CONFIG_BUG=n, or
CONFIG_BUG=n has no reason to exist.

- Josh Triplett
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