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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/util.c: Make kvfree() safe for calling while holding spinlocks
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On 23.12.2021 14:52, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> Hello Vasily,
>
> On 12/23/21 08:21, Vasily Averin wrote:
>>
>> I would prefer to release memory ASAP if it's possible.
>> What do you think about this change?
>> --- a/mm/util.c
>> +++ b/mm/util.c
>> @@ -614,9 +614,12 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(kvmalloc_node);
>>    */
>>   void kvfree(const void *addr)
>>   {
>> -       if (is_vmalloc_addr(addr))
>> -               vfree(addr);
>> -       else
>> +       if (is_vmalloc_addr(addr)) {
>> +               if (in_atomic())
>> +                       vfree_atomic();
>> +               else
>> +                       vfree(addr);
>> +       } else
>>                  kfree(addr);
>>   }
>>   EXPORT_SYMBOL(kvfree);
>>
> Unfortunately this cannot work:

yes, you're right and I do not see any better solution yet.

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