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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Change paride driver to use unlocked_ioctl instead of ioctl
On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 09:01:41PM +0530, Nikanth Karthikesan wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 16:01 +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> > On Wed, 9 Jan 2008, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > > > > > default:
> > > > > > printk("%s: Unimplemented ioctl 0x%x\n", tape->name, cmd);
> > > > > > + unlock_kernel();
> > > > > > return -EINVAL;
> > > > > Surely a bug ... shouldn't this return -ENOTTY?
> > > Agreed - ENOTTY.
> >
> > Just out of curiosity, where does POSIX happen to specify ENOTTY as the
> > correct one for unimplemented ioctl?
> >
>
> The printk is also wrong, It should have been, Invalid ioctl for the
> device

It shouldn't print anything. That printk lets unprivileged users DoS
the syslog.

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