btrfs: Require CAP_SYS_ADMIN for filesystem rebalance
Ben Hutchings [Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:55:03 +0000 (14:55 +0000)]
Filesystem rebalancing (BTRFS_IOC_BALANCE) affects the entire
filesystem and may run uninterruptibly for a long time.  This does not
seem to be something that an unprivileged user should be able to do.

Reported-by: Aron Xu <happyaron.xu@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <chris.mason@oracle.com>

fs/btrfs/volumes.c

index e8be478..f2d2f4c 100644 (file)
@@ -22,6 +22,7 @@
 #include <linux/blkdev.h>
 #include <linux/random.h>
 #include <linux/iocontext.h>
+#include <linux/capability.h>
 #include <asm/div64.h>
 #include "compat.h"
 #include "ctree.h"
@@ -2024,6 +2025,9 @@ int btrfs_balance(struct btrfs_root *dev_root)
        if (dev_root->fs_info->sb->s_flags & MS_RDONLY)
                return -EROFS;
 
+       if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
+               return -EPERM;
+
        mutex_lock(&dev_root->fs_info->volume_mutex);
        dev_root = dev_root->fs_info->dev_root;