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    SubjectRe: __vmalloc with GFP_ATOMIC causes 'sleeping from invalid context'
    On Mon, 22 May 2006 16:14:03 +1000, Nick Piggin <> said:

    > Nick Piggin wrote:

    >> OTOH, it doesn't seem to be particularly wrong to allow __vmalloc
    >> GFP_ATOMIC allocations. The correct fix is to pass the gfp_mask
    >> to kmalloc: if you're worried about breaking the API, introduce a
    >> new __get_vm_area_node_mask() and implement __get_vm_area_node()
    >> as a simple wrapper that passes in GFP_KERNEL.

    > Oh, and __get_vm_area_node{_mask} should BUG_ON(in_interrupt());

    With the patch I sent earlier, this may not be required: Since
    __get_vm_area_node calls kmalloc, it should be taken care of in
    kmalloc and friends. Currently cache_alloc_debugcheck_before doesn't
    check for in_interrupt(); perhaps that is the right place to add

    if (flags & GFP_WAIT)

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