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Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 14:47:06 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
	Lars Povlsen <lars.povlsen@...rochip.com>,
	Steen Hegelund <Steen.Hegelund@...rochip.com>,
	Daniel Machon <daniel.machon@...rochip.com>,
	UNGLinuxDriver@...rochip.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: sparx5: replace deprecated strncpy with
 ethtool_sprintf

On Wed, Oct 11, 2023 at 09:37:18PM +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.
> 
> ethtool_sprintf() is designed specifically for get_strings() usage.
> Let's replace strncpy() in favor of this more robust and easier to
> understand interface.
> 
> 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>

Another direct ethtool_sprintf() replacement. Thanks!

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

-- 
Kees Cook

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