[PATCH v9 03/16] iommu/exynos: fix page table maintenance

Joerg Roedel joro at 8bytes.org
Wed Aug 14 06:49:38 EDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 11:28:44AM -0700, Grant Grundler wrote:
> I can't speak to the previous BUG_ON(). I believe the EADDRESSINUSE
> failures could be either WARN_ON or BUG_ON.   This condition is
> clearly a bug in the generic IOMMU allocator and I think that's why
> KyongHo Cho used BUG_ON.
> Handing out duplicate addresses will generally lead to some sort of
> data corruption or other fault depending on how robust the underlying
> device drivers are written.  So my preference is a BUG_ON to
> immediately flag this condition instead of hoping a device driver will
> correctly handling the dma mapping failure (Some do, most currently
> don't).
> WARN_ON() + return -EADDRESSINUSE would be a good alternative.

Even if it is a real BUG condition, I don't think it is worth to stop
execution at this point. It makes debugging harder and the system less
reliable. I prefer to go with the WARN_ON and an error return value.


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