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authorJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>2012-06-15 12:52:46 +0200
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2012-12-10 10:45:08 -0800
commit90123275293f831d36dfd1fcfc78afa6c3563f0b (patch)
parent95b471a707674130b996f4733e1a9ec983b11924 (diff)
scsi: Silence unnecessary warnings about ioctl to partition
commit 6d9359280753d2955f86d6411047516a9431eb51 upstream. Sometimes, warnings about ioctls to partition happen often enough that they form majority of the warnings in the kernel log and users complain. In some cases warnings are about ioctls such as SG_IO so it's not good to get rid of the warnings completely as they can ease debugging of userspace problems when ioctl is refused. Since I have seen warnings from lots of commands, including some proprietary userspace applications, I don't think disallowing the ioctls for processes with CAP_SYS_RAWIO will happen in the near future if ever. So lets just stop warning for processes with CAP_SYS_RAWIO for which ioctl is allowed. Acked-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> CC: James Bottomley <JBottomley@parallels.com> CC: linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> Cc: Satoru Takeuchi <satoru.takeuchi@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/block/scsi_ioctl.c b/block/scsi_ioctl.c
index 5ef1f4c17e69..055952e92fbd 100644
--- a/block/scsi_ioctl.c
+++ b/block/scsi_ioctl.c
@@ -722,11 +722,14 @@ int scsi_verify_blk_ioctl(struct block_device *bd, unsigned int cmd)
+ if (capable(CAP_SYS_RAWIO))
+ return 0;
/* In particular, rule out all resets and host-specific ioctls. */
"%s: sending ioctl %x to a partition!\n", current->comm, cmd);
- return capable(CAP_SYS_RAWIO) ? 0 : -ENOTTY;
+ return -ENOTTY;