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2 files changed, 8 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt b/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt
index 4dcea42432c..7cc6e6a6067 100644
--- a/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt
+++ b/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ either an integer or * for all. Access is a composition of r
The root device cgroup starts with rwm to 'all'. A child device
cgroup gets a copy of the parent. Administrators can then remove
devices from the whitelist or add new entries. A child cgroup can
-never receive a device access which is denied its parent. However
+never receive a device access which is denied by its parent. However
when a device access is removed from a parent it will not also be
removed from the child(ren).
@@ -29,7 +29,11 @@ allows cgroup 1 to read and mknod the device usually known as
echo a > /cgroups/1/devices.deny
-will remove the default 'a *:* mrw' entry.
+will remove the default 'a *:* rwm' entry. Doing
+ echo a > /cgroups/1/devices.allow
+will add the 'a *:* rwm' entry to the whitelist.
3. Security
diff --git a/security/device_cgroup.c b/security/device_cgroup.c
index baf348834b6..fd764a0858d 100644
--- a/security/device_cgroup.c
+++ b/security/device_cgroup.c
@@ -382,6 +382,8 @@ static ssize_t devcgroup_access_write(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct cftype *cft,
case 'a':
wh.type = DEV_ALL;
wh.access = ACC_MASK;
+ wh.major = ~0;
+ wh.minor = ~0;
goto handle;
case 'b':
wh.type = DEV_BLOCK;