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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/4] xen: xen-pciback: Replace GFP_ATOMIC with GFP_KERNEL in pcistub_probe

On 2018/4/10 22:27, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
On 04/09/2018 11:03 AM, Jia-Ju Bai wrote:
pcistub_probe() is never called in atomic context.
This function is only set as ".probe" in struct pci_driver.

Despite never getting called from atomic context,
pcistub_probe() calls kmalloc() 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 <baijiaju1990@xxxxxxxxx>
What about use of GFP_ATOMIC in pcistub_reg_add()?

Thanks for your reply :)
I find pcistub_reg_add() is called by pcistub_quirk_add().
And pcistub_quirk_add() is called in the macro DRIVER_ATTR().
I am not sure whether DRIVER_ATTR() can make the function called in atomic context,
so I do not analyze it in my tool.

Best wishes,
Jia-Ju Bai
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