1. 12 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  2. 09 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      [PATCH] Add block_device_operations.getgeo block device method · a885c8c4
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      HDIO_GETGEO is implemented in most block drivers, and all of them have to
      duplicate the code to copy the structure to userspace, as well as getting
      the start sector.  This patch moves that to common code [1] and adds a
      ->getgeo method to fill out the raw kernel hd_geometry structure.  For many
      drivers this means ->ioctl can go away now.
      [1] the s390 block drivers are odd in this respect.  xpram sets ->start
          to 4 always which seems more than odd, and the dasd driver shifts
          the start offset around, probably because of it's non-standard
          sector size.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
      Cc: <mike.miller@hp.com>
      Cc: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
      Cc: Paolo Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
      Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl>
      Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
      Cc: Markus Lidel <Markus.Lidel@shadowconnect.com>
      Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
      Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@steeleye.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAdrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  3. 04 Nov, 2005 1 commit
  4. 23 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      [PATCH] block: add unlocked_ioctl support for block devices · bb93e3a5
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      This patch allows block device drivers to convert their ioctl functions to
      unlocked_ioctl() like character devices and other subsystems.  All
      functions that were called with the BKL held before are still used that
      way, but I would not be surprised if it could be removed from the ioctl
      functions in drivers/block/ioctl.c themselves.
      As a side note, I found that compat_blkdev_ioctl() acquires the BKL as
      well, which looks like a bug.  I have checked that every user of
      disk->fops->compat_ioctl() in the current git tree gets the BKL itself, so
      it could easily be removed from compat_blkdev_ioctl().
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  5. 17 May, 2005 1 commit
    • Stephen Tweedie's avatar
      [PATCH] Fix root hole in raw device · 68f66feb
      Stephen Tweedie authored
      [Patch] Fix raw device ioctl pass-through
      Raw character devices are supposed to pass ioctls through to the block
      devices they are bound to.  Unfortunately, they are using the wrong
      function for this: ioctl_by_bdev(), instead of blkdev_ioctl().
      ioctl_by_bdev() performs a set_fs(KERNEL_DS) before calling the ioctl,
      redirecting the user-space buffer access to the kernel address space.
      This is, needless to say, a bad thing.
      This was noticed first on s390, where raw IO was non-functioning.  The
      s390 driver config does not actually allow raw IO to be enabled, which
      was the first part of the problem.  Secondly, the s390 kernel address
      space is distinct from user, causing legal raw ioctls to fail.  I've
      reproduced this on a kernel built with 4G:4G split on x86, which fails
      in the same way (-EFAULT if the address does not exist kernel-side;
      returns success without actually populating the user buffer if it does.)
      The patch below fixes both the config and address-space problems.  It's
      based closely on a patch by Jan Glauber <jang@de.ibm.com>, which has
      been tested on s390 at IBM.  I've tested it on x86 4G:4G (split address
      space) and x86_64 (common address space).
      Kernel-address-space access has been assigned CAN-2005-1264.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Tweedie <sct@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
  6. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      Let it rip!