Re: [06/07] [PATCH] SCSI tape security: require CAP_ADMIN for SG_IOetc.

From: Kai Makisara
Date: Sat Apr 30 2005 - 03:10:30 EST

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005, Greg KH wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 08:52:31AM +0300, Kai Makisara wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Apr 2005, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > > Switch it in both capable() calls in the patch? Kai, is this acceptable
> > > to you also?
> > >
> > Yes. Using CAP_SYS_ADMIN here was wrong.
> Ok, care to send a new patch that I can use for the next -stable kernel
> release?
Sent in a different message. This patch does not restrict
usage of SCSI_IOCTL_START_UNIT and SCSI_IOCTL_STOP_UNIT. For tapes, those
mean load and unload commands. The drive status changes resulting from
these commands seem to be caught by st otherwise. I will do a patch for
-12rc later today or tomorrow. It may add changing some st status bits if
these commands succeed but that is not -stable material.

Thanks for the review for all participants.

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