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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 19:53:30 +0100
From: Ricardo Lopes <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] staging: qlge: Replace strncpy with strscpy

On Mon, Oct 09, 2023 at 09:44:37AM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> Thanks for working on this! Doing these replacements needs analysis of
> several issues that should be described in the commit log:
> - is the destination an %NUL-terminated string? (strncpy can produce
>   non-%NUL-terminated strings and sometimes this is intentional.)
> - is the source %NUL-terminated? (Sometimes strncpy is used when memcpy,
>   kmemdup_nul, or other things should be used.)
> - does the destination need to be %NUL padded? (strncpy does this
>   padding, but it isn't always obvious if it's needed.) When padding is
>   needed, strscpy_pad() should be used.

Thank you for the feedback Kees, I really appreciate it


Ricardo Lopes

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