i40iw_l2param_change() is never called in atomic context. i40iw_make_listen_node() is only set as ".l2_param_change" in struct i40e_client_ops, and this function pointer is not called in atomic context.
Despite never getting called from atomic context, i40iw_l2param_change() 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 <baijiaju1...@gmail.com> --- drivers/infiniband/hw/i40iw/i40iw_main.c | 2 +- 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/i40iw/i40iw_main.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/i40iw/i40iw_main.c index 27590ae..b86bda8 100644 --- a/drivers/infiniband/hw/i40iw/i40iw_main.c +++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/i40iw/i40iw_main.c @@ -1737,7 +1737,7 @@ static void i40iw_l2param_change(struct i40e_info *ldev, struct i40e_client *cli return; - work = kzalloc(sizeof(*work), GFP_ATOMIC); + work = kzalloc(sizeof(*work), GFP_KERNEL); if (!work) return; -- 1.9.1