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    Subject[PATCH 5.15 222/230] ida: dont use BUG_ON() for debugging
    From: Linus Torvalds <>

    commit fc82bbf4dede758007763867d0282353c06d1121 upstream.

    This is another old BUG_ON() that just shouldn't exist (see also commit
    a382f8fee42c: "signal handling: don't use BUG_ON() for debugging").

    In fact, as Matthew Wilcox points out, this condition shouldn't really
    even result in a warning, since a negative id allocation result is just
    a normal allocation failure:

    "I wonder if we should even warn here -- sure, the caller is trying to
    free something that wasn't allocated, but we don't warn for

    and goes on to point out how that current error check is only causing
    people to unnecessarily do their own index range checking before freeing

    This was noted by Itay Iellin, because the bluetooth HCI socket cookie
    code does *not* do that range checking, and ends up just freeing the
    error case too, triggering the BUG_ON().

    The HCI code requires CAP_NET_RAW, and seems to just result in an ugly
    splat, but there really is no reason to BUG_ON() here, and we have
    generally striven for allocation models where it's always ok to just do


    even if the allocation were to fail for some random reason (usually
    obviously that "random" reason being some resource limit).

    Fixes: 88eca0207cf1 ("ida: simplified functions for id allocation")
    Reported-by: Itay Iellin <>
    Suggested-by: Matthew Wilcox <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
    lib/idr.c | 3 ++-
    1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

    --- a/lib/idr.c
    +++ b/lib/idr.c
    @@ -491,7 +491,8 @@ void ida_free(struct ida *ida, unsigned
    struct ida_bitmap *bitmap;
    unsigned long flags;

    - BUG_ON((int)id < 0);
    + if ((int)id < 0)
    + return;

    xas_lock_irqsave(&xas, flags);
    bitmap = xas_load(&xas);

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