ieee80211_tkip_init() is never called in atomic context.

ieee80211_tkip_init() is only set as ".init" in
struct ieee80211_crypto_ops.
The call chains ending up at "->init" function are:
[1] ->init() <- ieee80211_wpa_set_encryption() <-
[2] ->init() <- ieee80211_wx_set_encode_ext_rsl() <-
[3] ->init() <- ieee80211_wx_set_encode_rsl() <-

ieee80211_wpa_supplicant_ioctl(), r8192_wx_set_enc_ext() and
r8192_wx_set_enc() call mutex_lock(), which indicates these functions
are not called in atomic context.

Despite never getting called from atomic context,
ieee80211_tkip_init() calls kzalloc() with GFP_ATOMIC,
which does not sleep for allocation.
GFP_ATOMIC is not necessary and can be replaced with GFP_KERNEL,
which can sleep and improve the possibility of sucessful allocation.

This is found by a static analysis tool named DCNS written by myself.
And I also manually check it.

Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <>
 drivers/staging/rtl8192u/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_tkip.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8192u/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_tkip.c 
index 60ecfec..a7efaae 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/rtl8192u/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_tkip.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8192u/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt_tkip.c
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ static void *ieee80211_tkip_init(int key_idx)
        struct ieee80211_tkip_data *priv;
-       priv = kzalloc(sizeof(*priv), GFP_ATOMIC);
+       priv = kzalloc(sizeof(*priv), GFP_KERNEL);
        if (!priv)
                goto fail;
        priv->key_idx = key_idx;

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