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0000550bareos-core[All Projects] storage daemonpublic2015-11-06 09:21
Reporteravantsysadm@avant.caAssigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status closedResolutionno change required 
PlatformLinuxOSCentOSOS Version6
Product Version 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0000550: SG_IO ioctl fails w/ EPERM in -master
Descriptionrunning bareos-storage-15.4.0.git.1446221083.2c08394-1171.1.el6.x86_64 as u/g bareos/bareos, I get this on every tape run:

backup1-sd: ERROR in scsi_lli.c:93 Unable to perform SG_IO ioctl on fd 5: ERR=Operation not permitted
Additional InformationBareos-sd.conf
==============
Storage { # definition of myself
  Name = backup1-sd
  Maximum Concurrent Jobs = 20
  Plugin Directory = /usr/lib64/bareos/plugins
  # Plugin Names = ""
  NDMP Enable = yes
}
Director {
  Name = backup1-dir
  Password = "password"
}
Director {
  Name = backup1-mon
  Password = "password"
  Monitor = yes
}
Device {
  Name = FileStorage
  Media Type = File
  Archive Device = /backups/bareos
  LabelMedia = yes; # lets Bareos label unlabeled media
  Random Access = yes;
  AutomaticMount = yes; # when device opened, read it
  RemovableMedia = no;
  AlwaysOpen = no;
  Auto Deflate = both
  Auto Deflate Algorithm = LZO
  Auto Inflate = both
  Spool Directory = /backups/spool
}
Device {
    Name = "tapedrive-tl1000"
    DeviceType = tape
    ArchiveDevice = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-350016977299e1010-nst
    MediaType = LTO6
    Check Labels = yes
    LabelMedia = yes
    AutoChanger = yes
    AutomaticMount = yes
    MaximumBlockSize = 1M
    MaximumFileSize = 50GB
    AutoInflate = both
    Drive Tape Alert Enabled = yes
    Spool Directory = /backups/spool
}
Autochanger {
  Name = "autochanger-tl1000"
  Changer Device = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-1IBM_3572-TL_0000068403931001
  Device = tapedrive-tl1000
  Changer Command = "/usr/lib/bareos/scripts/mtx-changer %c %o %S %a %d"
}
Device {
    Name = "tapedrive-pv124t"
    DeviceType = tape
    ArchiveDevice = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-1IBM_ULTRIUM-TD3_1210358856-nst
    MediaType = LTO3
    Check Labels = yes
    LabelMedia = yes
    AutoChanger = yes
    AutomaticMount = yes
    MaximumBlockSize = 1M
    MaximumFileSize = 50GB
    AutoInflate = both
    Drive Tape Alert Enabled = yes
    Spool Directory = /backups/spool
}
Autochanger {
  Name = "autochanger-pv124t"
  Changer Device = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-3500e09efff0e0a07
  Device = tapedrive-pv124t
  Changer Command = "/usr/lib/bareos/scripts/mtx-changer %c %o %S %a %d"
}
Messages {
  Name = Standard
  director = backup1-dir = all
}
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[root@backup1 bareos]# ls -l /dev/tape/by-id/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Nov 3 11:51 scsi-1IBM_3572-TL_0000068403931001 -> ../../sg2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Nov 3 11:51 scsi-1IBM_ULTRIUM-TD3_1210358856 -> ../../st1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Nov 3 11:51 scsi-1IBM_ULTRIUM-TD3_1210358856-nst -> ../../nst1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Nov 3 11:51 scsi-350016977299e1010 -> ../../st0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Nov 3 11:51 scsi-350016977299e1010-nst -> ../../nst0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Nov 3 11:51 scsi-3500e09efff0e0a07 -> ../../sg4

[root@backup1 bareos]# ls -l /dev/{sg2,st1,nst1,st0,nst0,sg4}
crw-rw---- 1 root tape 9, 128 Nov 3 11:51 /dev/nst0
crw-rw---- 1 root tape 9, 129 Nov 3 11:51 /dev/nst1
crw-rw---- 1 root tape 21, 2 Nov 3 11:51 /dev/sg2
crw-rw---- 1 root tape 21, 4 Nov 3 11:51 /dev/sg4
crw-rw---- 1 root tape 9, 0 Nov 3 11:51 /dev/st0
crw-rw---- 1 root tape 9, 1 Nov 3 11:51 /dev/st1

[root@backup1 ~]# ls -l /proc/$(pgrep bareos-sd)/fd/5
lrwx------ 1 bareos bareos 64 Nov 4 08:23 /proc/7501/fd/5 -> /dev/nst0
==============

From http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SCSI-Generic-HOWTO/sg_io.html:
 "All commands to SCSI device type SCANNER are accepted. Other cases yield an EPERM error."
(I have no idea how up-to-date or accurate that piece of information is.)
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mvwieringen

mvwieringen

2015-11-06 09:21

developer   ~0001921

Try reading the documentation:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bareos/bareos/master/README.scsicrypto

See security section. You enabled the scsicrypto-sd plugin which does
loading and clearing of security keys on LTO4 and later drives which needs
the low level SG_IO ioctl to be able to send raw SCSI messages. That will only
work if you give the bareos SD process the right rights.

So either setup things right or don't load plugins which you either don't need
(if you don't need hardware encryption of tapes) or don't use.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-11-04 15:24 avantsysadm@avant.ca New Issue
2015-11-06 09:21 mvwieringen Note Added: 0001921
2015-11-06 09:21 mvwieringen Status new => closed
2015-11-06 09:21 mvwieringen Resolution open => no change required