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From: Alasdair G Kergon <agk@redhat.com>
To: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Cc: device-mapper development <dm-devel@redhat.com>,
	Milan Broz <mbroz@redhat.com>, Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	Tao Ma <tm@tao.ma>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH][RFC] dm: Do not open log and cow device read-write for read-only mappings
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:46:25 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20110215154625.GG5825@agk-dp.fab.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20110215152033.GK3160@htj.dyndns.org>

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 04:20:33PM +0100, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hmmm... but -EACCES is the correct one here.  The device node itself
> is rejecting RW access.  There's no FS which is enforcing RO.

Exactly:)  If the filesystem permissions were what was blocking this
(say r--) then I'd agree with EACCES.  Interpret those man pages in the
context of 'pathname refers to a block device not a file'.
 
If it's EACCES, I just need to gain more privilege/capabilities and then
repeat the system call and it could succeed.

But EROFS tells me however much extra privilege I get it's going to make
no difference.

That's why I'm arguing EACCES is not a good error to return and EROFS is
more appropriate.

Alasdair


  reply	other threads:[~2011-02-15 15:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-13  2:02 block device read-only handling regression in 2.6.38-rc4 (bisected) Milan Broz
2011-02-13 10:58 ` [PATCH] loop: clear read-only flag in loop_clr_fd Tao Ma
2011-02-13 14:11   ` Milan Broz
2011-02-13 15:05     ` Tao Ma
2011-02-13 16:44       ` Milan Broz
2011-02-14 10:30         ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-14 11:47           ` Milan Broz
2011-02-14 13:14             ` [PATCH][RFC] dm: Do not open log and cow device read-write for read-only mappings Milan Broz
2011-02-14 14:09               ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-14 14:23                 ` Milan Broz
2011-02-14 15:44                   ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-14 23:15                     ` NeilBrown
2011-02-15  2:03                       ` [dm-devel] " Alasdair G Kergon
2011-02-15 12:17                         ` Milan Broz
2011-02-15 12:46                           ` Alasdair G Kergon
2011-02-15 15:20                             ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-15 15:46                               ` Alasdair G Kergon [this message]
2011-02-15 15:50                                 ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-15 16:05                                   ` Milan Broz
2011-02-15 16:12                                     ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-15 16:36                                       ` Milan Broz
2011-02-15 16:41                                         ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-15 16:56                                           ` Alasdair G Kergon
2011-02-16  8:46                                             ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-15 16:58                                           ` Milan Broz
2011-02-16  8:39                                             ` Tejun Heo
2011-02-15 15:16                           ` [PATCH] Return EROFS if read-only detected on block device Milan Broz
2011-02-14 14:39                 ` [dm-devel] [PATCH][RFC] dm: Do not open log and cow device read-write for read-only mappings Alasdair G Kergon
2011-02-14 14:07             ` [PATCH] loop: clear read-only flag in loop_clr_fd Tejun Heo

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