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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/11] kernel/kfifo.c: trivial: use BUG_ON
On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 01:52:49PM +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Aug 2011, Andrea Righi wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 12:34:54PM +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > From: Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk>
> > >
> > > Use BUG_ON(x) rather than if(x) BUG();
> > >
> > > The semantic patch that fixes this problem is as follows:
> > > (http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/)
> > >
> > > // <smpl>
> > > @@ identifier x; @@
> > > -if (x) BUG();
> > > +BUG_ON(x);
> > >
> > > @@ identifier x; @@
> > > -if (!x) BUG();
> > > +BUG_ON(!x);
> > > // </smpl>
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk>
> > >
> >
> > The patch looks good. However, I think we should just get rid of the
> > BUG_ON() there. If nents is 0, setup_sgl_buf() would just returns 0 and
> > nothing critical will happen.
>
> I don't know the code at all. Indeed, I'm not sure to see any uses of eg
> __kfifo_dma_in_prepare_r, except in demo code. But that would imply
> returning 0 for two different reasons: asking for nothing and being out of
> space.
>
> julia

Right. But I'd prefer to return nothing also when asking nothing rather
than crashing the kernel.

-Andrea


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