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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] mm: refactor __vunmap() to avoid duplicated call to find_vm_area()
On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 02:58:27PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:40:01 -0700 Roman Gushchin <guroan@gmail.com> wrote:
> > +static struct vm_struct *__remove_vm_area(struct vmap_area *va)
> > +{
> > + struct vm_struct *vm = va->vm;
> > +
> > + might_sleep();
>
> Where might __remove_vm_area() sleep?
>
> >From a quick scan I'm only seeing vfree(), and that has the
> might_sleep_if(!in_interrupt()).
>
> So perhaps we can remove this...

See commit 5803ed292e63 ("mm: mark all calls into the vmalloc subsystem as potentially sleeping")

It looks like the intent is to unconditionally check might_sleep() at
the entry points to the vmalloc code, rather than only catch them in
the occasional place where it happens to go wrong.

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