On 04/10/2018 10:31 AM, Jia-Ju Bai wrote:
> On 2018/4/10 22:27, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> On 04/09/2018 11:03 AM, Jia-Ju Bai wrote:
>>> pcistub_probe() is never called in atomic context.
>>> This function is only set as ".probe" in struct pci_driver.
>>> Despite never getting called from atomic context,
>>> pcistub_probe() calls kmalloc() 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 <baijiaju1...@gmail.com>
>> What about use of GFP_ATOMIC in pcistub_reg_add()?
> Thanks for your reply :)
> I find pcistub_reg_add() is called by pcistub_quirk_add().
> And pcistub_quirk_add() is called in the macro DRIVER_ATTR().
> I am not sure whether DRIVER_ATTR() can make the function called in
> atomic context,
> so I do not analyze it in my tool.

I don't see why it needs to be ATOMIC, it's sysfs access. Can you send a
patch to fix it as well?


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