[B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH] batman-adv: Don't allocate icmp packet with GFP_KERNEL

Sven Eckelmann sven.eckelmann at gmx.de
Wed May 19 21:00:00 CEST 2010

A new buffer for a packet is created when a icmp packet is received.
This happens in a context with disabled irq. Thus we are not allowed to
sleep or call function which might sleep. kmalloc must be called with
GFP_ATOMIC instead of GFP_KERNEL to ensure that it does not sleep.

Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at gmx.de>
 batman-adv-kernelland/icmp_socket.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/batman-adv-kernelland/icmp_socket.c b/batman-adv-kernelland/icmp_socket.c
index 33d2714..becbb5b 100644
--- a/batman-adv-kernelland/icmp_socket.c
+++ b/batman-adv-kernelland/icmp_socket.c
@@ -292,7 +292,7 @@ static void bat_socket_add_packet(struct socket_client *socket_client,
 	struct socket_packet *socket_packet;
 	unsigned long flags;
-	socket_packet = kmalloc(sizeof(struct socket_packet), GFP_KERNEL);
+	socket_packet = kmalloc(sizeof(struct socket_packet), GFP_ATOMIC);
 	if (!socket_packet)

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