Commit e72022e1 authored by Stephen Tweedie's avatar Stephen Tweedie Committed by Linus Torvalds
Browse files

[PATCH] Fix filp being passed through raw ioctl handler

Don't pass meaningless file handles to block device ioctls.

The recent raw IO ioctl-passthrough fix started passing the raw file
handle into the block device ioctl handler.  That's unlikely to be
useful, as the file handle is actually open on a character-mode raw
device, not a block device, so dereferencing it is not going to yield
useful results to a block device ioctl handler.

Previously we just passed NULL; also not a value that can usefully
be dereferenced, but at least if it does happen, we'll oops instead of
silently pretending that the file is a block device, so NULL is the more
defensive option here.  This patch reverts to that behaviour.

Noticed by Al Viro.
Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Tweedie <>
Acked-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent d1ded203
......@@ -122,7 +122,7 @@ raw_ioctl(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp,
struct block_device *bdev = filp->private_data;
return blkdev_ioctl(bdev->bd_inode, filp, command, arg);
return blkdev_ioctl(bdev->bd_inode, NULL, command, arg);
static void bind_device(struct raw_config_request *rq)
Supports Markdown
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment