Opening char device in unprivileged container, added using hostPath volume, throwing EPERM

Cluster information:

Kubernetes version: v1.24.1+k3s1
Cloud being used: bare-metal
Installation method:
Host OS: Ubuntu 22.04
CNI and version:
CRI and version: containerd://1.6.6-k3s1

apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: deba
  labels:
    app: deba
spec:
  replicas: 1
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      app: deba
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        app: deba
    spec:
      containers:
      - name: deba
        image: red_herring
        imagePullPolicy: Always
        resources:
          requests:
            memory: "256M"
          limits:
            memory: "4096M"
        volumeMounts:
          - name: dev
            mountPath: /dev
      volumes:
        - name: dev
          hostPath:
            path: /dev       
        securityContext:
          capabilities:
            add:
              - SYS_PTRACE

Hi All,

Above is the yaml file I am using and I am trying to add a character device to be exported to unprivileged pod. But the issue is when a process running in the container, try to open the device I am getting EPERM. The process is running with root uid inside the container. The char device node permission on host is as following

crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 231, 192 Jan  9 07:51 /dev/lota

I have come across the following

  • The files or directories created on the underlying hosts are only writable by root. You either need to run your process as root in a privileged Container or modify the file permissions on the host to be able to write to a hostPath volume

in Volumes | Kubernetes
I am very much new to kubernetes and containers, so some pointer would be highly appreciated.