Currently we never actually check whether the WRITE_UNCHANGED
permission has been taken for unchanging writes.  But the one check that
is commented out checks both WRITE and WRITE_UNCHANGED; and considering
that WRITE_UNCHANGED is already documented as being weaker then WRITE,
we should probably explicitly document WRITE to include WRITE_UNCHANGED.

Signed-off-by: Max Reitz <>
 include/block/block.h | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/block/block.h b/include/block/block.h
index cdec3639a3..397b5e8d44 100644
--- a/include/block/block.h
+++ b/include/block/block.h
@@ -205,6 +205,9 @@ enum {
      * This permission (which is weaker than BLK_PERM_WRITE) is both enough and
      * required for writes to the block node when the caller promises that
      * the visible disk content doesn't change.
+     *
+     * As the BLK_PERM_WRITE permission is strictly stronger, either is
+     * sufficient to perform an unchanging write.

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