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Subject[PATCH] block: ioprio: Replace GFP_ATOMIC with GFP_KERNEL in set_task_ioprio()
set_task_ioprio() is only called by SYSCALL_DEFINE3(), ext4_fill_super(),
ext4_remount() and reada_start_machine_worker().
And these functions are not called in atomic context.

set_task_ioprio() calls get_task_io_context with GFP_ATOMIC, which is
unnecessary. GFP_ATOMIC can be replaced with GFP_KERNEL.

This is found by a static analysis tool named DCNS written by myself.
I also manually check the kernel code before reporting it.

Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <>
block/ioprio.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/block/ioprio.c b/block/ioprio.c
index 6f5d0b6625e3..42d91ee7080f 100644
--- a/block/ioprio.c
+++ b/block/ioprio.c
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ int set_task_ioprio(struct task_struct *task, int ioprio)
if (err)
return err;

- ioc = get_task_io_context(task, GFP_ATOMIC, NUMA_NO_NODE);
+ ioc = get_task_io_context(task, GFP_KERNEL, NUMA_NO_NODE);
if (ioc) {
ioc->ioprio = ioprio;
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