Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 597334
reg_regdb_search_lock calls kmalloc while holding spinlock
Last modified: 2011-01-13 16:34:57 EST
Created attachment 417685 [details]
Stanse discovered that kmalloc is being called with GFP_KERNEL while
holding this spinlock. The spinlock can be a mutex instead, which also
enables the removal of the unlock/lock around the lock/unlock of
cfg80211_mutex and the call to set_regdom.
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