[PATCH] arch: configuration, deleting 'CONFIG_BUG' since always need it.

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu May 23 04:54:10 EDT 2013

On Thursday 23 May 2013, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > -config BUG
> > -       bool "BUG() support" if EXPERT
> > -       default y
> > -       help
> > -          Disabling this option eliminates support for BUG and WARN, reducing
> > -          the size of your kernel image and potentially quietly ignoring
> > -          numerous fatal conditions. You should only consider disabling this
> > -          option for embedded systems with no facilities for reporting errors.
> > -          Just say Y.
> ... It's about reducing memory size on devices where you can't show bug or
> warning messages.
> > So need get rid of 'CONFIG_BUG', and let it always enabled everywhere.
> So please keep it.

Agreed. The one annoying property of disabling BUG() support is that it causes
a large number of build warnings since the compiler now has to assume that a lot
of code is reachable when it is normally annotate as unreachable.

When I do "randconfig" tests, I always turn on CONFIG_BUG because of this.


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