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Date:   Tue, 28 May 2019 22:50:05 +0000
From:   Roman Gushchin <guro@...com>
To:     "Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)" <urezki@...il.com>
CC:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "linux-mm@...ck.org" <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        Hillf Danton <hdanton@...a.com>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>,
        Oleksiy Avramchenko <oleksiy.avramchenko@...ymobile.com>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Joel Fernandes <joelaf@...gle.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 4/4] mm/vmap: move BUG_ON() check to the unlink_va()

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 11:38:42AM +0200, Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) wrote:
> Move the BUG_ON()/RB_EMPTY_NODE() check under unlink_va()
> function, it means if an empty node gets freed it is a BUG
> thus is considered as faulty behaviour.

It's not exactly clear from the description, why it's better.

Also, do we really need a BUG_ON() in either place?

Isn't something like this better?

diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
index c42872ed82ac..2df0e86d6aff 100644
--- a/mm/vmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
@@ -1118,7 +1118,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(unregister_vmap_purge_notifier);
 
 static void __free_vmap_area(struct vmap_area *va)
 {
-       BUG_ON(RB_EMPTY_NODE(&va->rb_node));
+       if (WARN_ON_ONCE(RB_EMPTY_NODE(&va->rb_node)))
+               return;
 
        /*
         * Remove from the busy tree/list.

Thanks!

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