Commit f00eaeea authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds
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Revert "pci: use security_capable() when checking capablities during config space read"

This reverts commit 47970b1b


It turns out it breaks several distributions.  Looks like the stricter
selinux checks fail due to selinux policies not being set to allow the
access - breaking X, but also lspci.

So while the change was clearly the RightThing(tm) to do in theory, in
practice we have backwards compatibility issues making it not work.
Reported-by: default avatarDave Young <>
Acked-by: default avatarDavid Airlie <>
Acked-by: default avatarAlex Riesen <>
Cc: Eric Paris <>
Cc: Chris Wright <>
Cc: James Morris <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent a0dc00b4
......@@ -23,7 +23,6 @@
#include <linux/mm.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/capability.h>
#include <linux/security.h>
#include <linux/pci-aspm.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include "pci.h"
......@@ -369,7 +368,7 @@ pci_read_config(struct file *filp, struct kobject *kobj,
u8 *data = (u8*) buf;
/* Several chips lock up trying to read undefined config space */
if (security_capable(filp->f_cred, CAP_SYS_ADMIN)) {
if (cap_raised(filp->f_cred->cap_effective, CAP_SYS_ADMIN)) {
size = dev->cfg_size;
} else if (dev->hdr_type == PCI_HEADER_TYPE_CARDBUS) {
size = 128;
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