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Subject[PATCH v2] net: decnet: Replace GFP_ATOMIC with GFP_KERNEL in dn_route_init
dn_route_init() is never called in atomic context.

The call chain ending up at dn_route_init() is:
[1] dn_route_init() <- decnet_init()
decnet_init() is only set as a parameter of module_init().

Despite never getting called from atomic context,
dn_route_init() calls __get_free_pages() 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 <>
* Modify the description of GFP_ATOMIC in v1.
Thank Eric for good advice.
net/decnet/dn_route.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/decnet/dn_route.c b/net/decnet/dn_route.c
index 0bd3afd..59ed12a 100644
--- a/net/decnet/dn_route.c
+++ b/net/decnet/dn_route.c
@@ -1898,7 +1898,7 @@ void __init dn_route_init(void)
while(dn_rt_hash_mask & (dn_rt_hash_mask - 1))
dn_rt_hash_table = (struct dn_rt_hash_bucket *)
- __get_free_pages(GFP_ATOMIC, order);
+ __get_free_pages(GFP_KERNEL, order);
} while (dn_rt_hash_table == NULL && --order > 0);

if (!dn_rt_hash_table)
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