On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 06:12:18PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On 10/21/13 5:44 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 03:58:23PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> >> On 10/21/13 1:32 PM, Geyslan G. Bem wrote:
> >>> This patch puts a 'break' in the true branch, avoiding the
> >>> 'icptr->ic_next'
> >>> dereferencing.
> >> Reviewed-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Actually, NACK.
> I felt that one coming ;)
> >> Hm, yeah - cmn_err(CE_PANIC, " " ); used to BUG_ON, but the newer
> >> xfs_emerg() doesn't.
> >> Dave, was that intentional?
> > Of course it was. ;) xfs_emerg() is only called from the debug code
> > in xlog_verify_iclog(), xlog_verify_tail_lsn and assfail().
> > In the case of assfail(), it has it's own BUG() call, so it does
> > everything just fine.
> > In the case of xlog_verify_iclog() when icptr is NULL, it will
> > panic immediately after the message is printed, just like the old
> > code. i.e. this patch isn't fixing anything we need fixed.
> A BUG() is probably warranted, then.
I tend to agree with Eric on this point. If we want to crash, I'd rather our
intent be very clear, rather than just see a null ptr deref. ;)