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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] add a trivial patch style checker
    > > > Possible further checks that might make sense:
    > > > - panic() anywhere in drivers/*
    > >
    > > A driver should be allowed to panic. E.g. if it detects that due to a
    > > firmware or driver bug memory corruption happened. IMHO the best thing
    > > to do then is panic.
    > That is not how Linux normally operates. A BUG() doesn't panic() by
    > default either.
    > And on systems with IOMMU that is exactly the wrong thing to do.
    > Besides the problem is that bad drivers tend to badly abuse it
    > (e.g. see some particular BSD derviced SCSI drivers). We definitely
    > don't want any more of such code.

    So you prefer random data corruption over an emergency stop?
    That doesn't make much sense to me...
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