Commit 6f88a440 authored by Ben Hutchings's avatar Ben Hutchings Committed by Chris Mason
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btrfs: Require CAP_SYS_ADMIN for filesystem rebalance

Filesystem rebalancing (BTRFS_IOC_BALANCE) affects the entire
filesystem and may run uninterruptibly for a long time.  This does not
seem to be something that an unprivileged user should be able to do.
Reported-by: default avatarAron Xu <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarBen Hutchings <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Mason <>
parent f690efb1
......@@ -22,6 +22,7 @@
#include <linux/blkdev.h>
#include <linux/random.h>
#include <linux/iocontext.h>
#include <linux/capability.h>
#include <asm/div64.h>
#include "compat.h"
#include "ctree.h"
......@@ -2024,6 +2025,9 @@ int btrfs_balance(struct btrfs_root *dev_root)
if (dev_root->fs_info->sb->s_flags & MS_RDONLY)
return -EROFS;
if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
return -EPERM;
dev_root = dev_root->fs_info->dev_root;
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