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Subject[PATCH V2 linux-next] scripts/coccinelle/misc/bugon.cocci: update bug_on conversion warning
if()/BUG conversion to BUG_ON must be avoided when there's side effect
in condition. The reason being BUG_ON won't execute the condition when CONFIG_BUG
is not defined.

Inspired-by: J. Bruce Fields <>
Suggested-by: Julia Lawall <>
Acked-by: Julia Lawall <>
Signed-off-by: Fabian Frederick <>
V2: s/condition/the condition/

scripts/coccinelle/misc/bugon.cocci | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/coccinelle/misc/bugon.cocci b/scripts/coccinelle/misc/bugon.cocci
index 3b7eec2..27c97f1 100644
--- a/scripts/coccinelle/misc/bugon.cocci
+++ b/scripts/coccinelle/misc/bugon.cocci
@@ -57,6 +57,6 @@[0], "WARNING use BUG_ON")
p << r.p;

-msg="WARNING: Use BUG_ON"
+msg="WARNING: Use BUG_ON instead of if condition followed by BUG.\nPlease make sure the condition has no side effects (see conditional BUG_ON definition in include/asm-generic/bug.h)"[0], msg)


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