receive_from_sock() is never called in atomic context.

The call chain ending up at receive_from_sock() is:
[1] receive_from_sock() <- process_recv_sockets()
process_recv_sockets() is only set as a parameter of INIT_WORK()
And receive_from_sock() also calls mutex_lock(), which indicates
this function is not called in atomic context.

Despite never getting called from atomic context,
receive_from_sock() calls alloc_page() 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 <>
 fs/dlm/lowcomms.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c b/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c
index 4813d0e..2d4e230 100644
--- a/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c
+++ b/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c
@@ -633,7 +633,7 @@ static int receive_from_sock(struct connection *con)
                 * This doesn't need to be atomic, but I think it should
                 * improve performance if it is.
-               con->rx_page = alloc_page(GFP_ATOMIC);
+               con->rx_page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL);
                if (con->rx_page == NULL)
                        goto out_resched;
                cbuf_init(&con->cb, PAGE_SIZE);

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