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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm 1/5] Blackfin: blackfin architecture patch update
On 3/5/07, Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org> wrote:
> > +config DEBUG_HUNT_FOR_ZERO
> > + bool "Catch NULL pointer reads/writes"
> > + default y
>
> Is this sane to have conditional?

yes ... with the ability to change the load address of the kernel, you
can create a reserved chunk of memory for users to utilize in their
custom kernel/userspace apps

an abuse of no-mmu to be sure ;)

> > +#ifdef CONFIG_BUG
> > +#define HAVE_ARCH_BUG
> > +#define BUG() do { \
> > + dump_stack(); \
> > + printk(KERN_WARNING "\nkernel BUG at %s:%d!\n",\
> > + __FILE__, __LINE__); \
> > + panic("BUG!"); \
> > +} while (0)
> > +#endif
> > +
> > +#include <asm-generic/bug.h>
> > +#endif
>
> What do you need HAVE_ARCH_BUG for? You're not doing anything with it..

last i checked, the default BUG() does not include the dump_stack()
... if things have changed, then sure the generic bug implementation
is OK, otherwise this helps us with debugging
-mike
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