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SubjectRe: pktcdvd
On 1/28/23 12:43 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 11:35 AM Pali Rohár <> wrote:
>> Hello! Sorry for a longer delay. Now I have started testing it with
>> Linux 6.2.0-rc5. Adding mapping works fine. Reading also works. Mounting
>> filesystem also works, reading mounted fs also. But after writing some
>> data to fs and calling sync cause kernel oops. Below is the dmesg log.
>> "sync" freezes and never finish.
>> [ 1284.701497] pktcdvd: pktcdvd0: writer mapped to sr0
>> [ 1321.432589] pktcdvd: pktcdvd0: Fixed packets, 32 blocks, Mode-2 disc
>> [ 1321.437543] pktcdvd: pktcdvd0: maximum media speed: 10
>> [ 1321.437546] pktcdvd: pktcdvd0: write speed 10x
>> [ 1327.098955] pktcdvd: pktcdvd0: 590528kB available on disc
>> [ 1329.737263] UDF-fs: INFO Mounting volume 'LinuxUDF', timestamp 2023/01/28 19:16 (103c)
>> [ 1435.627449] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>> [ 1435.627466] kernel BUG at drivers/block/pktcdvd.c:2434!
> Well, this is very much an example of one of the BUG_ON() cases I
> absolutely hate - not only did it cause the traceback (which can be
> interesting), it also effectively killed the machine in the process.
> So that BUG_ON() most definitely shouldn't be a BUG_ON().
> Turning it into a WARN_ON() (possibly even of the "ONCE" variety)
> together with then finishing the IO with a bio_io_error() would have
> been a better option for debugging.
> Of course, the real fix is to fix whatever causes it, and I don't know
> what that is.
> So I'm just piping up to once more highlight my hatred of using
> BUG_ON() for "this shouldn't happen" debug code. It's basically never
> the right thing to do unless you are in core code that would kill the
> machine anyway.

To be fair, this code is 20 years old... It should not be using
BUG_ON(), totally agree, but that it was quite common back in those

Jens Axboe

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