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Date:	Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:01:59 -0700
From:	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	Daniel Vetter <daniel@...ll.ch>
Cc:	Rob Clark <robdclark@...il.com>,
	Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@...onical.com>,
	linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
	Thomas Hellstrom <thellstrom@...are.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org" <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
	"linaro-mm-sig@...ts.linaro.org" <linaro-mm-sig@...ts.linaro.org>,
	Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@...il.com>,
	Colin Cross <ccross@...gle.com>,
	Sumit Semwal <sumit.semwal@...aro.org>,
	"linux-media@...r.kernel.org" <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [REPOST PATCH 1/8] fence: dma-buf cross-device synchronization
 (v17)

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 09:15:36PM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >> >> +     BUG_ON(f1->context != f2->context);
> >> >
> >> > Nice, you just crashed the kernel, making it impossible to debug or
> >> > recover :(
> >>
> >> agreed, that should probably be 'if (WARN_ON(...)) return NULL;'
> >>
> >> (but at least I wouldn't expect to hit that under console_lock so you
> >> should at least see the last N lines of the backtrace on the screen
> >> ;-))
> >
> > Lots of devices don't have console screens :)
> 
> Aside: This is a pet peeve of mine and recently I've switched to
> rejecting all patch that have a BUG_ON, period.

Please do, I have been for a few years now as well for the same reasons
you cite.

greg k-h
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