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Date:   Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:22:22 +0900 (KST)
From:   David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:     herbert@...dor.apana.org.au
Cc:     garsilva@...eddedor.com, steffen.klassert@...unet.com,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: xfrm_user: use BUG_ON instead of if condition
 followed by BUG

From: Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:05:41 +0800

> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 05:48:42PM +0900, David Miller wrote:
>> 
>> This discussion has happened before.
>> 
>> But I'll explain the conclusion here for your benefit.
>> 
>> BUG_ON() is a statement and everything inside of it will
>> always execute.
>> 
>> BUG_ON() is always preferred because it allows arch
>> specific code to pass the conditional result properly
>> into inline asm and builtins for optimal code generation.
> 
> This is a good point.  However, while a little bit more verbose you
> can still achieve the same assembly-level result by something like
> 
> 	int err;
> 
> 	err = <insert real code here>;
> 	BUG_ON(err);
> 
> Having real code in BUG_ON may pose problems to people reading the
> code because some of us tend to ignore code in BUG_ON and similar
> macros such as BUILD_BUG_ON.

I agree that this makes the code easier to read and audit.

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