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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 14:18:49 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Alasdair Kergon <>,
	Mike Snitzer <>,,
	Justin Stitt <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] dm cache metadata: replace deprecated strncpy with strscpy

On Mon, 25 Sep 2023 06:13:12 +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.
> It seems `cmd->policy_name` is intended to be NUL-terminated based on a
> now changed line of code from Commit (c6b4fcbad044e6ff "dm: add cache
> target"):
> |       if (strcmp(cmd->policy_name, policy_name)) { // ...
> [...]

Applied to for-next/hardening, thanks!

[1/1] dm cache metadata: replace deprecated strncpy with strscpy

Take care,

Kees Cook

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