This change is likely to be included in 2.6.32.y and, by default, in our
next stable point release. As Linus says, this means that unprivileged
accounts won't be able to run iotop, but this is probably correct
It appears that older versions of iotop do not report this error in a
helpful way (#644616). So I think that if we apply this change to the
kernel then iotop should also be updated in stable.
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Subject: Patch "Make TASKSTATS require root access" has been added to the 2.6.32-longterm tree
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:10:52 -0800
This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled
Make TASKSTATS require root access
to the 2.6.32-longterm tree which can be found at:
The filename of the patch is:
and it can be found in the queue-2.6.32 subdirectory.
If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to the 2.6.32 longterm tree,
please let <email@example.com> know about it.
Ok, this isn't optimal, since it means that 'iotop' needs admin
capabilities, and we may have to work on this some more. But at the
same time it is very much not acceptable to let anybody just read
anybody elses IO statistics quite at this level.
Use of the GENL_ADMIN_PERM suggested by Johannes Berg as an alternative
to checking the capabilities by hand.
Patches currently in longterm-queue-2.6.32 which might be from firstname.lastname@example.org are
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