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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2023 21:58:44 +0000
From: Justin Stitt <>
To: Gregory Greenman <>, Kalle Valo <>
Cc:,,, Justin Stitt <>
Subject: [PATCH] wifi: iwlwifi: fw: replace deprecated strncpy with strscpy

strncpy() is deprecated for use on NUL-terminated destination strings
[1] and as such we should prefer more robust and less ambiguous string

Based on the deliberate `sizeof(dest) ... - 1` pattern we can see that
both dump_info->dev_human_readable and dump_info->bus_human_readable are
intended to be NUL-terminated.

Neither of these symbols seem to be actually used after being assigned.
Which means our replacement doesn't really matter. At any rate, it would
seem NUL-padding is not required so let's use `strscpy` [2] due to the
fact that it guarantees NUL-termination on the destination buffer
without unnecessarily NUL-padding. (but maybe these should be
used or removed).

Link: [1]
Link: [2]
Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <>
Note: build-tested only.

Found with: $ rg "strncpy\("
 drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/fw/dbg.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/fw/dbg.c b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/fw/dbg.c
index 3ab6a68f1e9f..5455f8d1aab0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/fw/dbg.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/fw/dbg.c
@@ -880,10 +880,10 @@ iwl_fw_error_dump_file(struct iwl_fw_runtime *fwrt,
 		memcpy(dump_info->fw_human_readable, fwrt->fw->human_readable,
-		strncpy(dump_info->dev_human_readable, fwrt->trans->name,
-			sizeof(dump_info->dev_human_readable) - 1);
-		strncpy(dump_info->bus_human_readable, fwrt->dev->bus->name,
-			sizeof(dump_info->bus_human_readable) - 1);
+		strscpy(dump_info->dev_human_readable, fwrt->trans->name,
+			sizeof(dump_info->dev_human_readable));
+		strscpy(dump_info->bus_human_readable, fwrt->dev->bus->name,
+			sizeof(dump_info->bus_human_readable));
 		dump_info->num_of_lmacs = fwrt->smem_cfg.num_lmacs;
 		dump_info->lmac_err_id[0] =

base-commit: 58720809f52779dc0f08e53e54b014209d13eebb
change-id: 20231017-strncpy-drivers-net-wireless-intel-iwlwifi-fw-dbg-c-1f49f00b8a2e

Best regards,
Justin Stitt <>

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