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    SubjectRe: __vmalloc with GFP_ATOMIC causes 'sleeping from invalid context'
    Giridhar Pemmasani wrote:
    > On Mon, 22 May 2006 11:53:55 +1000, Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> said:
    >
    > > Giridhar Pemmasani wrote:
    > >> If __vmalloc is called in atomic context with GFP_ATOMIC flags,
    > >> __get_vm_area_node is called, which calls kmalloc_node with
    > >> GFP_KERNEL flags. This causes 'sleeping function called from
    > >> invalid context at mm/slab.c:2729' with 2.6.16-rc4 kernel. A
    > >> simple solution is to use
    >
    > > I can't see what would cause this in either 2.6.16-rc4 or
    > > 2.6.17-rc4. What is the line?
    >
    > If someone calls __vmalloc in atomic context (with GFP_ATOMIC flags):

    OK I misunderstood your comment. I was looking for the caller.
    Hmm, page_alloc.c does, but I don't know that it needs to be
    atomic -- what happens if we just make that allocation GFP_KERNEL?

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