Re: [PATCH v3 03/14] sched/core: uclamp: add CPU's clamp groups accounting

From: Quentin Perret
Date: Thu Aug 16 2018 - 10:21:25 EST

On Thursday 16 Aug 2018 at 15:45:45 (+0200), Dietmar Eggemann wrote:
> On 08/16/2018 03:37 PM, Quentin Perret wrote:
> > > > IMHO, if this is something which should not happen at all, a BUG_ON() is the
> > > > right thing to do here.
> > >
> > > I don't agree on that. I agree it should not happen but since it's a
> > > recoverable error it think we should not panic.
> >
> > FWIW, if this is a recoverable error, I think Linus will agree with
> > Patrick on this one :-)
> >
> >
> Yeah, not really agreeing here that this is a recoverable error.

A non-recoverable scenario could be, for example, if you corrupt your
stack and there is absolutely _nothing_ you can do to keep the system up
and running, because it's just too broken. I don't feel like we're
talking about such an extreme case here ...

> Besides, we
> only consider under-run here, what about over-run?
> Currently this warning doesn't hit and if the code will be changed and it
> hits, I still find a BUG_ON more appealing here ...
> So this error scenario can happen over and over again and we always recover
> from ? The important thing is that we find the culprit for this behaviour as
> fast as possible ...

Agreed, we want to debug that ASAP, but WARN should let us do that just
fine, I think.