Re: kmem_cache_alloc & kernel_lock

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 10:47:21 EST

On Sun, Dec 09 2001, Frank Cornelis wrote:
> Hi,
> Can I use kmem_cache_alloc(mycache_cachep, SLAB_KERNEL) within
> a kernel_lock/kernel_unlock block? Or should it be SLAB_ATOMIC?

GFP_KERNEL is ok, you can sleep with the kernel lock held.

Jens Axboe

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