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Date:   Sun,  8 Oct 2017 19:54:07 +0800
From:   Jia-Ju Bai <>
        Jia-Ju Bai <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 1/3] rtl8188eu: Fix a possible sleep-in-atomic bug in rtw_disassoc_cmd

The driver may sleep under a spinlock, and the function call path is:
rtw_set_802_11_bssid(acquire the spinlock)
    kzalloc(GFP_KERNEL) --> may sleep

To fix it, GFP_KERNEL is replaced with GFP_ATOMIC.
This bug is found by my static analysis tool and my code review.

Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <>
 drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_cmd.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_cmd.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_cmd.c
index 9461bce..65083a7 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_cmd.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_cmd.c
@@ -508,7 +508,7 @@ u8 rtw_disassoc_cmd(struct adapter *padapter, u32 deauth_timeout_ms, bool enqueu
 	if (enqueue) {
 		/* need enqueue, prepare cmd_obj and enqueue */
-		cmdobj = kzalloc(sizeof(*cmdobj), GFP_KERNEL);
+		cmdobj = kzalloc(sizeof(*cmdobj), GFP_ATOMIC);
 		if (!cmdobj) {
 			res = _FAIL;

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