Re: BUG_ON() in workingset_node_shadows_dec() triggers

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Fri Oct 07 2016 - 13:21:47 EST

On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Regardless, I still think that we can't let BUG continue kernel
> execution though, since it may lead to entirely unexpected behavior
> (possibly security-sensitive) by still running. Upgrading BUG to
> panic(), though, I'd be fine with, as a way to get people to convert
> to WARN.

No. Really. You can upgrade BUG() to "panic()" with a kernel command
line. But not by default.

I'm not going to take any patches that make BUG() even *worse*. That
would be insane. I'm not insane.