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net: don't use in_atomic() in gfp_any()
The problem is that in_atomic() will return false inside spinlocks if CONFIG_PREEMPT=n. This will lead to deadlockable GFP_KERNEL allocations from spinlocked regions. Secondly, if CONFIG_PREEMPT=y, this bug solves itself because networking will instead use GFP_ATOMIC from this callsite. Hence we won't get the might_sleep() debugging warnings which would have informed us of the buggy callsites. Solve both these problems by switching to in_interrupt(). Now, if someone runs a gfp_any() allocation from inside spinlock we will get the warning if CONFIG_PREEMPT=y. I reviewed all callsites and most of them were too complex for my little brain and none of them documented their interface requirements. I have no idea what this patch will do. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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