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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] MIPS: Make BUG() __noreturn.
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    "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org> writes:

    > Otherwise it looks like the attribute is useless -- it looks like it can
    > only be used for functions where GCC can determine the function does not
    > return anyway. Which means it is redundant.

    The purpose of the attribute is to tell the _callers_ of this function
    that it does not return. It does not change how the attributed function
    itself is compiled.

    Andreas.

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