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From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@linux01.gwdg.de>
To: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Steven Fernandez <sfernand@redhat.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] raw: don't allow the creation of a raw device with minor number 0
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 23:41:28 +0100 (MET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0701122341030.19224@yvahk01.tjqt.qr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <x49bql48aus.fsf@segfault.boston.devel.redhat.com>


On Jan 12 2007 11:32, Jeff Moyer wrote:

>Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:32:11 -0500
>From: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com>
>To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
>Cc: Steven Fernandez <sfernand@redhat.com>, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
>Subject: [patch] raw: don't allow the creation of a raw device with minor
>    number 0
>
>Hi,
>
>Minor number 0 (under the raw major) is reserved for the rawctl device
>file, which is used to query, set, and unset raw device bindings.
>However, the ioctl interface does not protect the user from specifying
>a raw device with minor number 0:

No idea what to say about this... probably:

  What:   RAW driver (CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER)
  When:   December 2005
  Why:    declared obsolete since kernel 2.6.3
          O_DIRECT can be used instead
  Who:    Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>



	-`J'
-- 

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-12 22:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-12 16:32 Jeff Moyer
2007-01-12 22:41 ` Jan Engelhardt [this message]
2007-01-12 22:58   ` jmoyer
2007-01-28 20:23     ` Dave Jones
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     [not found] ` <7CDnP-30W-9@gated-at.bofh.it>
     [not found]   ` <7CDxA-3cL-9@gated-at.bofh.it>
     [not found]     ` <7IoP7-5nQ-13@gated-at.bofh.it>
2007-01-30 15:52       ` Bodo Eggert

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