kim_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,
kim_probe() 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/misc/ti-st/st_kim.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/misc/ti-st/st_kim.c b/drivers/misc/ti-st/st_kim.c
index b77aaca..5ec3f5a 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/ti-st/st_kim.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/ti-st/st_kim.c
@@ -735,7 +735,7 @@ static int kim_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
                st_kim_devices[0] = pdev;
-       kim_gdata = kzalloc(sizeof(struct kim_data_s), GFP_ATOMIC);
+       kim_gdata = kzalloc(sizeof(struct kim_data_s), GFP_KERNEL);
        if (!kim_gdata) {
                pr_err("no mem to allocate");
                return -ENOMEM;

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