Re: [Re: Linux 2.6.26-rc2] Write protect on on

From: Boaz Harrosh
Date: Mon May 19 2008 - 13:04:29 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 19 May 2008, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>> Alan Stern wrote:
>>> Yes, it never worked properly. But now it fails in a bad way whereas
>>> before it failed in a benign way.
>> You do realize that, that was pure lock to have a zero'ed buffer.
> The thing is, if we can get partial results back, we really *should*
> either error out, or we should have at least cleared the buffer (either
> beforehand or when seeing the partial result). Returning a buffer with the
> old random contents is a bug.
> And if clearing the buffer not only avoids any security holes and possible
> undefined behavior, but _also_ ends up fixing the write protect sense
> issue, all the better!
> Linus
> --

Sure, inspecting other places that emulate MODE_SENSE, (And inspecting the scsi
spec) all zeros is a very good scsi response. Alan do you want to send a fix for all
places that initiate a MODE_SENSE command, specifically at
scsi_scan.c::scsi_unlock_floptical() ? (Some other places do)


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