[PATCH 4/7] signal/mips: Document a conflict with SI_USER with SIGFPE

Ralf Baechle ralf at linux-mips.org
Mon Aug 7 19:55:13 UTC 2017

On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 10:41:39AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 9:18 AM, Maciej W. Rozycki <macro at imgtec.com> wrote:
> >
> >  So what would be the right value of `si_code' to use here for such an
> > unexpected exception condition?  I think `BUG()' would be too big a
> > hammer here.  Or wouldn't it?
> Hell no. NEVER EVER BUG().
> The only case to use BUG() is if there is some core data structure
> (say, kernel stack) that is so corrupted that you know you cannot
> continue. That's the *only* valid use.
> If this is a "this condition cannot happen" issue, then just remove
> the damn conditional. It's pointless. Adding a BUG() to show "this
> cannot happen" is not acceptable.

I queued a patch to remove the code for 4.14.


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