Commit e49aa15e authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds

Revert "Bluetooth: Add option for disabling legacy ioctl interfaces"

This reverts commit dbbccdc4.

It turns out that the "legacy" users aren't so legacy at all, and that
turning off the legacy ioctl will break the current Qt bluetooth stack
for bluetooth LE devices that were released just a couple of months ago.

So it's simply not true that this was a legacy interface that hasn't
been needed and is only limited to old legacy BT devices.  Because I
actually read Kconfig help messages, and actively try to turn off
features that I don't need, I turned the option off.

Then I spent _way_ too much time debugging BLE issues until I realized
that it wasn't the Qt and subsurface development that had broken one of
my dive computer BLE downloads, but simply my broken kernel config.

Maybe in a decade it will be true that this is a legacy interface.  And
maybe with a better help-text and correct dependencies, this kind of
legacy removal might be acceptable.  But as things are right now both
the commit message and the Kconfig help text were misleading, and the
Kconfig option had the wrong dependenencies.

There's no reason to keep that broken Kconfig option in the tree.

Cc: Marcel Holtmann <>
Cc: Johan Hedberg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 91735832
......@@ -126,14 +126,4 @@ config BT_DEBUGFS
Provide extensive information about internal Bluetooth states
in debugfs.
bool "Enable legacy ioctl interfaces"
depends on BT && BT_BREDR
default y
Enable support for legacy ioctl interfaces. This is only needed
for old and deprecated applications using direct ioctl calls for
controller management. Since Linux 3.4 all configuration and
setup is done via mgmt interface and this is no longer needed.
source "drivers/bluetooth/Kconfig"
......@@ -878,7 +878,6 @@ static int hci_sock_release(struct socket *sock)
return 0;
static int hci_sock_blacklist_add(struct hci_dev *hdev, void __user *arg)
bdaddr_t bdaddr;
......@@ -1050,7 +1049,6 @@ static int hci_sock_ioctl(struct socket *sock, unsigned int cmd,
return err;
static int hci_sock_bind(struct socket *sock, struct sockaddr *addr,
int addr_len)
......@@ -1971,11 +1969,7 @@ static const struct proto_ops hci_sock_ops = {
.getname = hci_sock_getname,
.sendmsg = hci_sock_sendmsg,
.recvmsg = hci_sock_recvmsg,
.ioctl = hci_sock_ioctl,
.ioctl = sock_no_ioctl,
.poll = datagram_poll,
.listen = sock_no_listen,
.shutdown = sock_no_shutdown,
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