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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sgi-xp: convert BUG_ONs to WARN_ONs... sheesh
On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Davidlohr Bueso <> wrote:
> While going through the driver wake code, I found the
> abuse of BUG_ON to be quite disturbing.

These were coded as BUG_ON to ensure they were addressed. They
do not get raised in any running environment. Switching to WARN_ON
will make it more difficult to determine that a problem has occurred and
with a large system, the details of that failure can easily get buried.

Those are my objections. In reality, they are extremely rare and we can
easily switch these back to BUG_ON() when we are trying out new releases
and live with a WARN_ON() for other instances.

> Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <>
Ackd-by: Robin Holt <>

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