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Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2023 16:46:45 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] drivers: misc: ti-st: replace deprecated strncpy with
 strscpy

On Tue, Oct 03, 2023 at 10:23:07PM +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.
> 
> We expect both `kim_data->dev_name` and `kim_gdata->dev_name` to be
> NUL-terminated.
> 
> `kim_data->dev_name` seems to not require NUL-padding.
> 
> `kim_gdata` is already zero-allocated and as such does not require
> NUL-padding:
> |       kim_gdata = kzalloc(sizeof(struct kim_data_s), GFP_KERNEL);
> 
> 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.
> 
> Let's also opt to use the more idiomatic strscpy usage of:
> strscpy(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
> Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>

Thanks for the adjustment. This looks right to me now.

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

-- 
Kees Cook

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