Bug 83011 - BUG_ON should be eradicated from the btrfs source tree
Summary: BUG_ON should be eradicated from the btrfs source tree
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: File System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: btrfs (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: Josef Bacik
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-22 14:34 UTC by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2016-03-20 09:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Kernel Version: all
Tree: Mainline
Regression: No


Description Marc MERLIN 2014-08-22 14:34:50 UTC
BUG_ON is bad:
- it prevents the traceback from being syslogged to another filesystem that hasn't crashed, or even running dmesg | ssh some_other_system if your entire system has to become read only.
- more simply, BUG_ON makes it hard to impossible to get the crash info on most average systems, so it loses the report. Even a picture of your screen is likely to miss earlier info that scrolled off
- Crashing a system because of one filesystem out of potentially many, is clearly the wrong thing to do.

Please remove all of them and convert them to WARN_ON_ONCE or equivalent, and where appropriate remount the filesystem readonly to prevent further damage (this is already done in places, but should be done everywhere).

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