drlizau | 6 Mar 02:43 2005

from the forum - patch attached

Fix for k3b issue (kernel patch)

Submitted by cb9fl on Sun, 03/06/2005 - 05:47. Applications 
After searching for a while I found this fix for a problem I was having with 
k3b. Can someone please take a look at it and tell me what you think?



I use K3B with growisofs to burn DVDs. After boot I can burn a DVD as a 
normal user. But only the first one. When I want to burn another one, 
K3B complains that it is unable to prevent media removal. Then only root 
can burn DVDs.
The bug is in the kernel in the function verify_command.
When a process opens the DVD recorder with O_RDONLY and issues a command 
which is marked safe_for_write, this function is supposed to just return 
-EPERM and do nothing more. However, there is a bug that causes the 
command to be marked as CMD_WARNED. From now on no non-privileged 
process is able to issue this command even if it correctly opens the 
device with O_RDWR - because the command is no longer marked as 
A patch is attached.


["verify_command.patch" (text/x-patch)]

--- linux-2.6.11-mm1/drivers/block/scsi_ioctl.c.orig    2005-01-17 
20:42:40.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.11-mm1/drivers/block/scsi_ioctl.c      2005-01-17 
20:43:14.000000000 +0100
 <at>  <at>  -197,9 +197,7  <at>  <at>  static int verify_command(struct file *f
         if (type & CMD_WRITE_SAFE) {
            if (file->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE)
                         return 0;
-      }
-     if (!(type & CMD_WARNED)) {
+    } else if (!(type & CMD_WARNED)) {
              cmd_type[cmd[0]] = CMD_WARNED;
              printk(KERN_WARNING "scsi: unknown opcode 0x%02x\n", cmd[0]);


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