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SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver-core: Log the BUG() causing driver
On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:49:02AM +0100, Florian Schmaus wrote:
> I triggerd the BUG_ON(), which was added in
> f48f3febb2cbfd0f2ecee7690835ba745c1034a4, when booting a domU Xen
> domain.

How?

> Since there was no contextual information logged, I needed to
> attach kgdb to determine the culprit (the wmi-bmof driver in my case).
>
> Signed-off-by: Florian Schmaus <flo@geekplace.eu>
> ---
> drivers/base/driver.c | 6 +++++-
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/base/driver.c b/drivers/base/driver.c
> index ba912558a510..55f8db41df2b 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/driver.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/driver.c
> @@ -148,7 +148,11 @@ int driver_register(struct device_driver *drv)
> int ret;
> struct device_driver *other;
>
> - BUG_ON(!drv->bus->p);
> + if (!drv->bus->p) {
> + printk(KERN_ERR "Driver '%s' was unable to register bus_type\n",
> + drv->name);
> + BUG();
> + }

We could just log the error and return with an error, that would be
nicer, right? Crashing the system isn't usually a good idea, even at
boot time :)

thanks,

greg k-h

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