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

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu May 23 10:10:04 EDT 2013

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux at arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 02:09:02PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Thursday 23 May 2013, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> > This is the problem you guys are missing - unreachable() means "we lose
>> > control of the CPU at this point".
>> I'm absolutely aware of this. Again, the current behaviour of doing nothing
>> at all isn't very different from undefined behavior when you get when you
>> get to the end of a function returning a pointer without a "return" statement,
>> or when you return from a function that has determined that it is not safe
>> to continue.
> Running off the end of a function like that is a different kettle of fish.
> The execution path is still as the compiler intends - what isn't is that
> the data returned is likely to be random trash.
> That's _quite_ different from the CPU starting to execute the contents
> of a literal data pool.

I agree it's best to e.g. trap and reboot.



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