Chen Wei found a kernel call trace when modprobe sctp_probe with
bufsize set with a huge value.

It's because in sctpprobe_init when alloc memory for sctpw.fifo,
the size is got from userspace. If it is too large, kernel will
fail and give a warning.

As there will be a fallback allocation later, this patch is just
to fail silently and return ret, just as commit 0ccc22f425e5
("sit: use __GFP_NOWARN for user controlled allocation") did.

Reported-by: Chen Wei <>
Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>
 net/sctp/probe.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/sctp/probe.c b/net/sctp/probe.c
index 6cc2152..5bf3164 100644
--- a/net/sctp/probe.c
+++ b/net/sctp/probe.c
@@ -210,7 +210,7 @@ static __init int sctpprobe_init(void)
-       if (kfifo_alloc(&sctpw.fifo, bufsize, GFP_KERNEL))
+       if (kfifo_alloc(&sctpw.fifo, bufsize, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOWARN))
                return ret;
        if (!proc_create(procname, S_IRUSR, init_net.proc_net,

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