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Date:   Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:34:22 +0200
From:   Arend Van Spriel <arend.vanspriel@...adcom.com>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Cc:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Paul McKenney <paulmck@...nel.org>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>,
        Franky Lin <franky.lin@...adcom.com>,
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        Chi-Hsien Lin <chi-hsien.lin@...ress.com>,
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        Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>,
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        Intel Linux Wireless <linuxwifi@...el.com>,
        Jouni Malinen <j@...fi>,
        Amitkumar Karwar <amitkarwar@...il.com>,
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Subject: Re: [patch 26/35] net: brcmfmac: Convey allocation mode as argument

On 9/27/2020 9:49 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>
> 
> The usage of in_interrupt() in drivers is phased out and Linus clearly
> requested that code which changes behaviour depending on context should
> either be seperated or the context be conveyed in an argument passed by the
> caller, which usually knows the context.
> 
> brcmf_fweh_process_event() uses in_interrupt() to select the allocation
> mode GFP_KERNEL/GFP_ATOMIC. Aside of the above reasons this check is
> incomplete as it cannot detect contexts which just have preemption or
> interrupts disabled.
> 
> All callchains leading to brcmf_fweh_process_event() can clearly identify
> the calling context. Convey a 'gfp' argument through the callchains and let
> the callers hand in the appropriate GFP mode.
> 
> This has also the advantage that any change of execution context or
> preemption/interrupt state in these callchains will be detected by the
> memory allocator for all GFP_KERNEL allocations.

Looking at the functions changed I see overlap with patch 25/35 so maybe 
change to gfp flag to a 'in_isr' bool. The flag can then be used for 
dealing with netif_rx as well.

Regards,
Arend

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