[2/3] 2.6.22-rc2: known regressions v2

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Thu May 24 13:12:14 EDT 2007

On Thu, 24 May 2007, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Thu, 24 May 2007, Michal Piotrowski wrote:
> > Memory management
> > 
> > Subject    : kernel BUG at include/linux/slub_def.h:88 kmalloc_index()
> > References : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8476
> > Submitter  : Cherwin R. Nooitmeer <cherwin at gmail.com>
> > Status     : Unknown
> Looks like this is in DRM code:
> BUG: at include/linux/slub_def.h:88 kmalloc_index()

I'm going to change that "BUG:" to "WARNING:". 

I know some people disagreed with it (ie Ingo), but I think that's total 
and utter bullshit.

It's a warning. Right now that "BUG:" message makes people all scared 
about something that is not fatal at all, just a note that something 
hasn't been converted, but is expected to work absolutely fine.

Calling it a bug is idiotic.


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