snd_cht_mc_probe() is never called in atomic context.
This function is only set as ".probe" in "struct platform_driver".

Despite never getting called from atomic context,
snd_cht_mc_probe() calls devm_kzalloc() with GFP_ATOMIC,
which waits busily for allocation.
GFP_ATOMIC is not necessary and can be replaced with GFP_KERNEL,
to avoid busy waiting and improve the possibility of sucessful allocation.

This is found by a static analysis tool named DCNS written by myself.

Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <>
 sound/soc/intel/boards/cht_bsw_max98090_ti.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/sound/soc/intel/boards/cht_bsw_max98090_ti.c 
index 20755ec..bc2ec36 100644
--- a/sound/soc/intel/boards/cht_bsw_max98090_ti.c
+++ b/sound/soc/intel/boards/cht_bsw_max98090_ti.c
@@ -280,7 +280,7 @@ static int snd_cht_mc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
        int ret_val = 0;
        struct cht_mc_private *drv;
-       drv = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev, sizeof(*drv), GFP_ATOMIC);
+       drv = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev, sizeof(*drv), GFP_KERNEL);
        if (!drv)
                return -ENOMEM;

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