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Date:	Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:25:11 -0800
From:	"Paul E. McKenney" <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [NET]: Handle disabled preemption in gfp_any()

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 09:56:57AM -0800, David Miller wrote:
> From: Patrick McHardy <>
> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:48:19 +0100
> > [NET]: Handle disabled preemption in gfp_any()
> > 
> > ctnetlink uses netlink_unicast from an atomic_notifier_chain
> > (which is called within a RCU read side critical section)
> > without holding further locks. netlink_unicast calls netlink_trim
> > with the result of gfp_any() for the gfp flags, which are passed
> > down to pskb_expand_header. gfp_any() only checks for softirq
> > context and returns GFP_KERNEL, resulting in this warning:
> > 
> > BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at mm/slab.c:3032
> > in_atomic():1, irqs_disabled():0
> > no locks held by rmmod/7010.
> Applied, good catch Patrick.

Breaks -rt, but I will submit a patch to Ingo to that will make this
fix work in the -rt context.  I nevertheless agree that this is a good

						Thanx, Paul
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