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Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2023 16:45:52 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
Cc: Sathya Prakash <sathya.prakash@...adcom.com>,
	Sreekanth Reddy <sreekanth.reddy@...adcom.com>,
	Suganath Prabu Subramani <suganath-prabu.subramani@...adcom.com>,
	MPT-FusionLinux.pdl@...adcom.com, linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] scsi: message: fusion: replace deprecated strncpy
 with strscpy

On Tue, Oct 03, 2023 at 10:15:45PM +0000, Justin Stitt wrote:
> `strncpy` is deprecated for use on NUL-terminated destination strings
> [1] and as such we should prefer more robust and less ambiguous string
> interfaces.
> 
> The only caller of mptsas_exp_repmanufacture_info() is
> mptsas_probe_one_phy() which can allocate rphy in either
> sas_end_device_alloc() or sas_expander_alloc(). Both of which
> zero-allocate:
> |       rdev = kzalloc(sizeof(*rdev), GFP_KERNEL);
> ... this is supplied to mptsas_exp_repmanufacture_info() as edev meaning
> that no future NUL-padding of edev members is needed.
> 
> Considering the above, a suitable replacement is `strscpy` [2] due to
> the fact that it guarantees NUL-termination on the destination buffer
> without unnecessarily NUL-padding.
> 
> Also use the more idiomatic strscpy pattern of (dest, src, sizeof(dest))
> 
> Link: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/deprecated.html#strncpy-on-nul-terminated-strings [1]
> Link: https://manpages.debian.org/testing/linux-manual-4.8/strscpy.9.en.html [2]
> Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/90
> Cc: linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>

Thanks for adjusting the sizes. Looks good!

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>

-- 
Kees Cook

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