dquot_init() is never called in atomic context. This function is only set as a parameter of fs_initcall().
Despite never getting called from atomic context, dquot_init() calls __get_free_pages() 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. And I also manually check it. Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <baijiaju1...@gmail.com> --- fs/quota/dquot.c | 2 +- 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/fs/quota/dquot.c b/fs/quota/dquot.c index 8381db9..d6e111e 100644 --- a/fs/quota/dquot.c +++ b/fs/quota/dquot.c @@ -2944,7 +2944,7 @@ static int __init dquot_init(void) NULL); order = 0; - dquot_hash = (struct hlist_head *)__get_free_pages(GFP_ATOMIC, order); + dquot_hash = (struct hlist_head *)__get_free_pages(GFP_KERNEL, order); if (!dquot_hash) panic("Cannot create dquot hash table"); -- 1.9.1