drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/scan.c: convert GFP_KERNEL to GFP_ATOMIC

Author: Julia Lawall <>

The function is called with locks held and thus should not use GFP_KERNEL.

The semantic patch that makes this report is available
in scripts/coccinelle/locks/call_kern.cocci.

More information about semantic patching is available at

Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall 
Acked-by: Bing Zhao 
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville 
 drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/scan.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/scan.c b/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/scan.c
index 6396d33..98f1ca9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/scan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/scan.c
@@ -2001,7 +2001,7 @@ mwifiex_save_curr_bcn(struct mwifiex_private *priv)
 		priv->curr_bcn_buf = kmalloc(curr_bss->beacon_buf_size,
-						GFP_KERNEL);
+						GFP_ATOMIC);
 		if (!priv->curr_bcn_buf) {
 					"failed to alloc curr_bcn_buf\n");