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Subject[PATCH] x86: efi: Replace GFP_ATOMIC with GFP_KERNEL in efi_query_variable_store
The function kzalloc here is not called in atomic context.
If nonblocking in efi_query_variable_store is true,
namely it is in atomic context, efi_query_variable_store will return before
this kzalloc is called.
Thus GFP_ATOMIC is not necessary, and it can be replaced with GFP_KERNEL.

This is found by a static analysis tool named DCNS written by myself.

Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <>
arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c
index 8a99a2e..b6dcb52 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c
@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@ efi_status_t efi_query_variable_store(u32 attributes, unsigned long size,
* that by attempting to use more space than is available.
unsigned long dummy_size = remaining_size + 1024;
- void *dummy = kzalloc(dummy_size, GFP_ATOMIC);
+ void *dummy = kzalloc(dummy_size, GFP_KERNEL);

if (!dummy)
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