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SubjectRe: Regression - Xorg start failed
* Linus Torvalds ( wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 11:53 PM, Dave Airlie <> wrote:
> > Probably should revert first, then work out what is crapping out libpciaccess.
> Yeah, I'll revert. The patch is one of those "obviously a good idea,
> but in practice it's not something we can change now".

Turns out I'm just a bona fide idiot.

I was not testing the right kernel _and_ didn't get the logic right.

sorry for the screw up,

Subject: [PATCH] pci: use security_capable correctly during config space read

Commit 47970b1 ("pci: use security_capable() when checking capablities
during config space read") is just plain broken. The normal capable()
interface returns true on success, but the LSM interface returns 0 on

Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <>

I've tested this quickly (lspci behaviour is as expected).

diff --git a/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c b/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c
index f7771f3..ea25e5b 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/pci-sysfs.c
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@ pci_read_config(struct file *filp, struct kobject *kobj,
u8 *data = (u8*) buf;

/* Several chips lock up trying to read undefined config space */
- if (security_capable(filp->f_cred, CAP_SYS_ADMIN)) {
+ if (security_capable(filp->f_cred, CAP_SYS_ADMIN) == 0) {
size = dev->cfg_size;
} else if (dev->hdr_type == PCI_HEADER_TYPE_CARDBUS) {
size = 128;

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