[Saucy PATCH 1/3] isofs: Refuse RW mount of the filesystem instead of making it RO

Hui Wang hui.wang at canonical.com
Thu Sep 26 06:40:12 UTC 2013

From: Jan Kara <jack at suse.cz>

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1228751

Refuse RW mount of isofs filesystem. So far we just silently changed it
to RO mount but when the media is writeable, block layer won't notice
this change and thus will think device is used RW and will block eject
button of the drive. That is unexpected by users because for
non-writeable media eject button works just fine.

Userspace mount(8) command handles this just fine and retries mounting
with MS_RDONLY set so userspace shouldn't see any regression.  Plus any
tool mounting isofs is likely confronted with the case of read-only
media where block layer already refuses to mount the filesystem without
MS_RDONLY set so our behavior shouldn't be anything new for it.

Reported-by: Hui Wang <hui.wang at canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack at suse.cz>
(cherry picked from commit 17b7f7cf58926844e1dd40f5eb5348d481deca6a)
Signed-off-by: Hui Wang <hui.wang at canonical.com>
After apply these 3 patches to saucy kernel, i did a building test,
the test passed. Then i used a dvd-rw isofs disc and cd-rw udf ro disc
to test, they worked well and the eject button also work well.

 fs/isofs/inode.c | 16 +++++-----------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/isofs/inode.c b/fs/isofs/inode.c
index c348d6d..e5d408a 100644
--- a/fs/isofs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/isofs/inode.c
@@ -117,8 +117,8 @@ static void destroy_inodecache(void)
 static int isofs_remount(struct super_block *sb, int *flags, char *data)
-	/* we probably want a lot more here */
-	*flags |= MS_RDONLY;
+	if (!(*flags & MS_RDONLY))
+		return -EROFS;
 	return 0;
@@ -763,15 +763,6 @@ root_found:
 	s->s_maxbytes = 0x80000000000LL;
-	/*
-	 * The CDROM is read-only, has no nodes (devices) on it, and since
-	 * all of the files appear to be owned by root, we really do not want
-	 * to allow suid.  (suid or devices will not show up unless we have
-	 * Rock Ridge extensions)
-	 */
-	s->s_flags |= MS_RDONLY /* | MS_NODEV | MS_NOSUID */;
 	/* Set this for reference. Its not currently used except on write
 	   which we don't have .. */
@@ -1530,6 +1521,9 @@ struct inode *isofs_iget(struct super_block *sb,
 static struct dentry *isofs_mount(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
 	int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data)
+	/* We don't support read-write mounts */
+	if (!(flags & MS_RDONLY))
+		return ERR_PTR(-EACCES);
 	return mount_bdev(fs_type, flags, dev_name, data, isofs_fill_super);

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