Commit 8566dc3f authored by Pavel Emelyanov's avatar Pavel Emelyanov Committed by John W. Linville
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mac80211: Fix sleeping allocation under lock in mesh_path_node_copy.

The mesh_path_node_copy() can be called like this:
 `- write_lock(&pathtbl_resize_lock); /* ! */
 `- mesh_table_grow
     `- ->copy_node
           `- mesh_path_node_copy

thus, the GFP_KERNEL is not suitable here.

The acceptable fix, I suppose, is make this allocation GPF_ATOMIC -
the mpath_node being allocated is 4 pointers, i.e. this allocation
is small enough to survive even under a moderate memory pressure.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPavel Emelyanov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 00242c40
......@@ -469,7 +469,7 @@ static int mesh_path_node_copy(struct hlist_node *p, struct mesh_table *newtbl)
struct mpath_node *node, *new_node;
u32 hash_idx;
new_node = kmalloc(sizeof(struct mpath_node), GFP_KERNEL);
new_node = kmalloc(sizeof(struct mpath_node), GFP_ATOMIC);
if (new_node == NULL)
return -ENOMEM;
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