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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] iw_cxgb4: drop check - dead code
On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 02:27:13AM +0100, Nicholas Mc Guire wrote:
> The kmalloc is called with | __GFP_NOFAIL so there is no point in
> checking the return value - it either returns valid storage or it would
> hang/terminate there. But it is not possible to say if the use of
> __GFP_NOFAIL is really needed and the check should be removed or
> vice-versa (use of __GFP_NOFAIL should be only in exceptional
> cases as I understand it and alloc_srq_queue() is called in quite
> a few places)
> In either way it would need fixing.
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <>
> Fixes: 6a0b6174d35a ("rdma/cxgb4: Add support for kernel mode SRQ's")
> ---

As per steve's remarkes I revised this to the below and applied it to

From 4b2d4262ee2ea58df867de1928bf208795344432 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jason Gunthorpe <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 02:27:13 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] RDMA/iw_cxgb4: Drop __GFP_NOFAIL

There is no reason for this __GFP_NOFAIL, none of the other routines in
this file use it, and there is an error unwind here. NOFAIL should be
reserved for special cases, not used by network drivers.

Fixes: 6a0b6174d35a ("rdma/cxgb4: Add support for kernel mode SRQ's")
Reported-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <>
Signed-off-by: Jason Gunthorpe <>
drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c
index 03f4c66c265946..c00a4114412694 100644
--- a/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c
+++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c
@@ -2597,7 +2597,7 @@ static int alloc_srq_queue(struct c4iw_srq *srq, struct c4iw_dev_ucontext *uctx,
/* build fw_ri_res_wr */
wr_len = sizeof(*res_wr) + sizeof(*res);

- skb = alloc_skb(wr_len, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOFAIL);
+ skb = alloc_skb(wr_len, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!skb)
goto err_free_queue;
set_wr_txq(skb, CPL_PRIORITY_CONTROL, 0);
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