[Devel] [PATCH 0/4] Devices accessibility control group (v3, release candidate)

Pavel Emelyanov xemul at openvz.org
Thu Feb 7 04:56:18 PST 2008

Changes from v2:
* Fixed problems pointed out by Sukadev with permissions
  revoke. Now we have to perform kobject re-lookup on
  each char device open, just like for block ones, so I
  think this is OK.

The /proc/devices tune is still in TODO list, as I have
problems with getting majors _in_a_simple_manner_ from a 
map, that contains a mix of major/minor pairs in 
arbitrary order.

The second version is here:
Changes from v1:

* Added the block devices support :) It turned out to
  be a bit simpler than the char one (or I missed
  something significant);
* Now we can enable/disable not just individual devices,
  but the whole major with all its minors (see the TODO
  list beyond as well);
* Added the ability to restrict the read/write permissions
  to devices, not just visible/invisible state.

The first version was here:

I still don't pay much attention to split this set well, so 
this will most likely won't work with git-bisect, but I think 
this is OK for now. I will sure split it better when I send 
it to Andrew.

The set is prepared against the 2.6.24-rc8-mm1.

To play with it - run a standard procedure:

 # mount -t container none /cont/devs -o devices
 # mkdir /cont/devs/0
 # echo -n $$ > /cont/devs/0/tasks

and tune device permissions.

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