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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Staging: media: omap4iss: Use WARN_ON() instead of BUG_ON().
On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 07:38:18PM +0530, Srishti Sharma wrote:
> Use WARN_ON() instead of BUG_ON() to avoid crashing the kernel.
>
> Signed-off-by: Srishti Sharma <srishtishar@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/media/omap4iss/iss.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/media/omap4iss/iss.c b/drivers/staging/media/omap4iss/iss.c
> index c26c99fd..b1036ba 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/media/omap4iss/iss.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/media/omap4iss/iss.c
> @@ -893,7 +893,7 @@ void omap4iss_put(struct iss_device *iss)
> return;
>
> mutex_lock(&iss->iss_mutex);
> - BUG_ON(iss->ref_count == 0);
> + WARN_ON(iss->ref_count == 0);

ref_counting bugs often have a security aspect. BUG_ON() is probably
safer here. Better to crash than to lose all your bitcoin.

regards,
dan carpenter

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