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Date:   Wed, 7 Apr 2021 17:52:30 -0700
From:   Eric Biggers <>
To:     Shreeya Patel <>
Cc:,,,,,,,,,,,,, kernel test robot <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 1/4] fs: unicode: Use strscpy() instead of strncpy()

On Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 08:18:42PM +0530, Shreeya Patel wrote:
> The -Wstringop-truncation warning highlights the unintended
> uses of the strncpy function that truncate the terminating NULL
> character from the source string.
> Unlike strncpy(), strscpy() always null-terminates the destination string,
> hence use strscpy() instead of strncpy().

This explanation is a bit misleading.  It would be clearer to phrase this in
terms of fixing how overly-long strings are handled: start returning an error
instead of creating a non-null-terminated string.

> Fixes: 9d53690f0d4e5 (unicode: implement higher level API for string handling)

There should be quotes around the commit title here.

- Eric

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