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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: rtl8192u: Fix sleep in atomic context bug in dm_fsync_timer_callback
On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 02:15:41PM +0800, Duoming Zhou wrote:
> There are sleep in atomic context bugs when dm_fsync_timer_callback is
> executing. The root cause is that the memory allocation functions with
> GFP_KERNEL parameter are called in dm_fsync_timer_callback which is a
> timer handler. The call paths that could trigger bugs are shown below:
> (interrupt context)
> dm_fsync_timer_callback
> write_nic_byte
> kzalloc(sizeof(data), GFP_KERNEL); //may sleep
> write_nic_dword
> kzalloc(sizeof(data), GFP_KERNEL); //may sleep
> This patch changes allocation mode from GFP_KERNEL to GFP_ATOMIC
> in order to prevent atomic context sleeping. The GFP_ATOMIC flag
> makes memory allocation operation could be used in atomic context.
> Signed-off-by: Duoming Zhou <>

What commit id does this fix?

And how did you find this issue? Did you run the code to verify it
still works properly?


greg k-h

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