On Thu, 19 May 2022 08:48:44 -0700 Jeff Johnson wrote:
> >>> There are sleep in atomic context bugs when uploading device dump
> >>> data on usb interface. The root cause is that the operations that
> >>> may sleep are called in fw_dump_timer_fn which is a timer handler.
> >>> The call tree shows the execution paths that could lead to bugs:
> >>> (Interrupt context)
> >>> fw_dump_timer_fn
> >>> mwifiex_upload_device_dump
> >>> dev_coredumpv(..., GFP_KERNEL)
> just looking at this description, why isn't the simple fix just to
> change this call to use GFP_ATOMIC?
Because change the parameter of dev_coredumpv() to GFP_ATOMIC could only solve
partial problem. The following GFP_KERNEL parameters are in /lib/kobject.c
which is not influenced by dev_coredumpv().
kvasprintf_const(GFP_KERNEL, ...); //may sleep
kstrdup(s, GFP_KERNEL); //may sleep