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Date:   Mon, 26 Oct 2020 06:54:19 +0100
From:   Jiri Slaby <>
        Jiri Slaby <>,,
        Fabian Vogt <>
Subject: [PATCH] vt_ioctl: fix GIO_UNIMAP regression

In commit 5ba127878722, we shuffled with the check of 'perm'. But my
brain somehow inverted the condition in 'do_unimap_ioctl' (I thought
it is ||, not &&), so GIO_UNIMAP stopped working completely.

Move the 'perm' checks back to do_unimap_ioctl and do them right again.
In fact, this reverts this part of code to the pre-5ba127878722 state.
Except 'perm' is now a bool.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <>
Fixes: 5ba127878722 ("vt_ioctl: move perm checks level up")
Reported-by:  Fabian Vogt <>
 drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c | 11 +++++------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c b/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c
index 0a33b8ababe3..2321775ef098 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c
@@ -549,7 +549,7 @@ static int vt_io_fontreset(struct console_font_op *op)
 static inline int do_unimap_ioctl(int cmd, struct unimapdesc __user *user_ud,
-		struct vc_data *vc)
+		bool perm, struct vc_data *vc)
 	struct unimapdesc tmp;
@@ -557,9 +557,11 @@ static inline int do_unimap_ioctl(int cmd, struct unimapdesc __user *user_ud,
 		return -EFAULT;
 	switch (cmd) {
 	case PIO_UNIMAP:
+		if (!perm)
+			return -EPERM;
 		return con_set_unimap(vc, tmp.entry_ct, tmp.entries);
 	case GIO_UNIMAP:
-		if (fg_console != vc->vc_num)
+		if (!perm && fg_console != vc->vc_num)
 			return -EPERM;
 		return con_get_unimap(vc, tmp.entry_ct, &(user_ud->entry_ct),
@@ -639,10 +641,7 @@ static int vt_io_ioctl(struct vc_data *vc, unsigned int cmd, void __user *up,
 	case PIO_UNIMAP:
 	case GIO_UNIMAP:
-		if (!perm)
-			return -EPERM;
-		return do_unimap_ioctl(cmd, up, vc);
+		return do_unimap_ioctl(cmd, up, perm, vc);
 		return -ENOIOCTLCMD;

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