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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2023 12:48:58 -0700
From: Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller@...el.com>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>, Jesse Brandeburg
	<jesse.brandeburg@...el.com>, Tony Nguyen <anthony.l.nguyen@...el.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>
CC: <linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org>, <intel-wired-lan@...ts.osuosl.org>,
	<netdev@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/7] net: intel: replace deprecated strncpy uses



On 10/10/2023 3:26 PM, Justin Stitt wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> This series aims to eliminate uses of strncpy() as it is a deprecated
> interface [1] with many viable replacements available.
> 
> Predominantly, strscpy() is the go-to replacement as it guarantees
> NUL-termination on the destination buffer (which strncpy does not). With
> that being said, I did not identify any buffer overread problems as the
> size arguments were carefully measured to leave room for trailing
> NUL-bytes. Nonetheless, we should favor more robust and less ambiguous
> interfaces.
> 
> Previously, each of these patches was sent individually at:
> 1) https://lore.kernel.org/all/20231009-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-e100-c-v1-1-ca0ff96868a3@google.com/
> 2) https://lore.kernel.org/all/20231010-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-e1000-e1000_main-c-v1-1-b1d64581f983@google.com/
> 3) https://lore.kernel.org/all/20231010-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-fm10k-fm10k_ethtool-c-v1-1-dbdc4570c5a6@google.com/
> 4) https://lore.kernel.org/all/20231010-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-i40e-i40e_ddp-c-v1-1-f01a23394eab@google.com/
> 5) https://lore.kernel.org/all/20231010-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-igb-igb_main-c-v1-1-d796234a8abf@google.com/
> 6) https://lore.kernel.org/all/20231010-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-igbvf-netdev-c-v1-1-69ccfb2c2aa5@google.com/
> 7) https://lore.kernel.org/all/20231010-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-igc-igc_main-c-v1-1-f1f507ecc476@google.com/
> 
> Consider these dead as this series is their new home :)
> 
> I found all these instances with: $ rg "strncpy\("
> 
> This series may collide in a not-so-nice way with [3]. This series can
> go in after that one with a rebase. I'll send a v2 if necessary.
> 

I'm working to apply these to the Intel Wired LAN dev-queue now, and
I'll see how bad it is. I will ping you if I need a rebased version.

Thanks,
Jake

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