ieee80211_softmac_init() is never called in atomic context.

The call chains ending up at ieee80211_softmac_init() is:
[1] ieee80211_softmac_init() <- alloc_ieee80211_rsl() <-

rtl8192_usb_probe() is set as ".probe" in struct usb_driver.

Despite never getting called from atomic context,
ieee80211_softmac_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_softmac.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8192u/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c 
index fe6f38b..cb4a2ad 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/rtl8192u/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8192u/ieee80211/ieee80211_softmac.c
@@ -2682,7 +2682,7 @@ void ieee80211_softmac_init(struct ieee80211_device *ieee)
        for(i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
          ieee->seq_ctrl[i] = 0;
-       ieee->pDot11dInfo = kzalloc(sizeof(RT_DOT11D_INFO), GFP_ATOMIC);
+       ieee->pDot11dInfo = kzalloc(sizeof(RT_DOT11D_INFO), GFP_KERNEL);
        if (!ieee->pDot11dInfo)
                IEEE80211_DEBUG(IEEE80211_DL_ERR, "can't alloc memory for 
        //added for  AP roaming

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