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SubjectRe: scsi_id: sending ioctl 2285 to a partition
On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 12:42:00PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Matthew Wilcox <> wrote:
> >
> > Commit 0bfc96cb77 adds this printk that triggers tens of thousands of
> > times during a run of "a well-known database benchmark".  0x2285 is SG_IO.
> > I'm not sure why scsi_id feels that it needs to repeatedly send a SCSI
> > INQUIRY to a partition, but there we are.
> So is it doing this as root (in which case we end up allowing it) or
> as a normal user (in which case we end up disallowing it)?

I'm pretty sure it's doing it as root ... it'll be run by udev, after all.

> And does it all work well apart from the printk? Because the printk
> itself is scheduled to be removed, it's only there to hear about users
> that may be doing crazy things that got disallowed by the patches in
> question?

If it is being run as root, then the printk is pointless, right?
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