[PATCH] tcp: don't require root to read tcp_metrics

From: Debabrata Banerjee
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 - 13:25:11 EST

commit d23ff701643a4a725e2c7a8ba2d567d39daa29ea introduced netlink support for
the new tcp_metrics, however it restricted getting of tcp_metrics to root user
only. This is a change from how these values could have been fetched when in
the old route cache. Unless there's a legitimate reason to restrict the reading
of these values it would be better if normal users could fetch them.

Cc: Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c
index 4fe0418..0d54e59 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c
@@ -1093,7 +1093,6 @@ static const struct genl_ops tcp_metrics_nl_ops[] = {
.doit = tcp_metrics_nl_cmd_get,
.dumpit = tcp_metrics_nl_dump,
.policy = tcp_metrics_nl_policy,
- .flags = GENL_ADMIN_PERM,

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