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From: Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org>
To: Oliver Neukum <oneukum@suse.com>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	linux-usb@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] USB: cdc-acm: fix unprivileged TIOCCSERIAL
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2021 11:42:08 +0200
Message-ID: <YG7P8EJ1obdM01J8@hovoldconsulting.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8918b0b50068705a865ffc22fe9745dacf0c21e8.camel@suse.com>

On Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 09:48:38AM +0200, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 07.04.2021, 12:28 +0200 schrieb Johan Hovold:
> > TIOCSSERIAL is a horrid, underspecified, legacy interface which for most
> > serial devices is only useful for setting the close_delay and
> > closing_wait parameters.
> > 
> > A non-privileged user has only ever been able to set the since long
> > deprecated ASYNC_SPD flags and trying to change any other *supported*
> > feature should result in -EPERM being returned. Setting the current
> > values for any supported features should return success.
> > 
> > Fix the cdc-acm implementation which instead indicated that the
> > TIOCSSERIAL ioctl was not even implemented when a non-privileged user
> > set the current values.
> 
> Hi,
> 
> the idea here was that you are setting something else, if you are
> not changing a parameter that can be changed. That conclusion is
> dubious, but at the same time, this implementation can change
> only these two parameters. So can the test really be dropped
> as opposed to be modified?

The de-facto standard for how to handle change requests for
non-supported features (e.g. changing the I/O port or IRQ) is to simply
ignore them and return 0.

For most (non-legacy) serial devices the only relevant parameters are
close_delay and closing_wait. And as we need to return -EPERM when a
non-privileged user tries to change these, we cannot drop the test.

(And returning -EOPNOTSUPP was never correct as the ioctl is indeed
supported.)

Johan

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Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-07 10:28 [PATCH 0/3] USB: cdc-acm: TIOCSSERIAL fixes Johan Hovold
2021-04-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 1/3] Revert "USB: cdc-acm: fix rounding error in TIOCSSERIAL" Johan Hovold
2021-04-07 11:04   ` Anthony Mallet
2021-04-07 11:25     ` Johan Hovold
2021-04-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 2/3] USB: cdc-acm: fix unprivileged TIOCCSERIAL Johan Hovold
2021-04-08  7:48   ` Oliver Neukum
2021-04-08  9:42     ` Johan Hovold [this message]
2021-04-08 11:35       ` Oliver Neukum
2021-04-07 10:28 ` [PATCH 3/3] USB: cdc-acm: fix TIOCGSERIAL implementation Johan Hovold
2021-04-08  8:36   ` Oliver Neukum
2021-04-08  9:48     ` Johan Hovold
2021-04-08 11:34       ` Oliver Neukum
2021-04-08 11:54         ` Johan Hovold
2021-04-08 11:59           ` Oliver Neukum
2021-04-08 12:07             ` Greg Kroah-Hartman

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