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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel: x86: apic: Replace GFP_ATOMIC with GFP_KERNEL in __add_pin_to_irq_node
On Tue, 13 Feb 2018, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Feb 2018, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > * Jia-Ju Bai <baijiaju1990@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > The function __add_pin_to_irq_node is not called in atomic context.
> > > > Thus GFP_ATOMIC is not necessary, and it can be replaced with GFP_KERNEL.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <baijiaju1990@gmail.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c | 2 +-
> > > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c
> > > > index 201579d..665c013 100644
> > > > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c
> > > > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c
> > > > @@ -379,7 +379,7 @@ static int __add_pin_to_irq_node(struct mp_chip_data *data,
> > > > if (entry->apic == apic && entry->pin == pin)
> > > > return 0;
> > > >
> > > > - entry = kzalloc_node(sizeof(struct irq_pin_list), GFP_ATOMIC, node);
> > > > + entry = kzalloc_node(sizeof(struct irq_pin_list), GFP_KERNEL, node);
> > > > if (!entry) {
> > > > pr_err("can not alloc irq_pin_list (%d,%d,%d)\n",
> > > > node, apic, pin);
> > >
> > > NAK: this is called in an atomic section: with IRQs disabled ...
> >
> > The only invocation where this happens with IRQs disabled is the early
> > check_timer() code which runs _before_ the scheduler is working. GFP_KERNEL
> > is valid during that phase. All other call sites have interrupts enabled.
>
> Yeah, so at minimum there's a mismatch between the changelog:
>
> > > > The function __add_pin_to_irq_node is not called in atomic context.
>
> ... and actual behavior. What you wrote should be part of the changelog I suspect.

Fair enough.

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