ncsi_register_dev() is never called in atomic context.
This function is only called by ftgmac100_probe() in
And ftgmac100_probe() is only set as ".probe" in "struct platform_driver".
Despite never getting called from atomic context,
ncsi_register_dev() 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>
* Modify the description of GFP_ATOMIC in v1.
Thank Eric for good advice.
net/ncsi/ncsi-manage.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/net/ncsi/ncsi-manage.c b/net/ncsi/ncsi-manage.c
index 3fd3c39..6b5b5a0 100644
@@ -1508,7 +1508,7 @@ struct ncsi_dev *ncsi_register_dev(struct net_device *dev,
/* Create NCSI device */
- ndp = kzalloc(sizeof(*ndp), GFP_ATOMIC);
+ ndp = kzalloc(sizeof(*ndp), GFP_KERNEL);