[PATCH v2] ath10k: fix kernel panic while shutting down AP

Rajkumar Manoharan rmanohar at qti.qualcomm.com
Fri Oct 10 05:08:27 PDT 2014

Based on GFP flag given to DMA coherent allocation, the behaviour of
dma_free_coherent is changed. This behavioural diffrence is noticeable
in ARM platform. If DMA memory is allocated with GFP_KERNEL, free
coherent can not be called inside spin lock. This is causing kernel
crash in ARM platforms. Fix this by changing GFP flag to atomic.

Cc: Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at tieto.com>
Signed-off-by: Rajkumar Manoharan <rmanohar at qti.qualcomm.com>
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
index 75e0aeb..14a5944 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
@@ -2839,7 +2839,7 @@ static int ath10k_add_interface(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
 		arvif->beacon_buf = dma_zalloc_coherent(ar->dev,
-							GFP_KERNEL);
+							GFP_ATOMIC);
 		if (!arvif->beacon_buf) {
 			ret = -ENOMEM;
 			ath10k_warn(ar, "failed to allocate beacon buffer: %d\n",

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