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Date:	Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:20:40 +0200
From:	Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
To:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
Cc:	Rickard Strandqvist <rickard_strandqvist@...ctrumdigital.se>,
	Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@...il.com>,
	Stefan Weil <sw@...lnetz.de>, Jiri Kosina <jkosina@...e.cz>,
	linux-doc@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Documentation: laptops: freefall.c:  Cleaning up
 missing null-terminate in conjunction with strncpy

On Sun 2014-07-27 16:03:44, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 07/27/14 07:40, Rickard Strandqvist wrote:
> > Added a guaranteed null-terminate after call to strncpy.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Rickard Strandqvist <rickard_strandqvist@...ctrumdigital.se>
> > ---
> >  Documentation/laptops/freefall.c |    6 ++++--
> >  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/freefall.c b/Documentation/laptops/freefall.c
> > index aab2ff0..113d004 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/laptops/freefall.c
> > +++ b/Documentation/laptops/freefall.c
> > @@ -33,8 +33,10 @@ static int set_unload_heads_path(char *device)
> >  
> >  	if (strlen(device) <= 5 || strncmp(device, "/dev/", 5) != 0)
> >  		return -EINVAL;
> > -	strncpy(devname, device + 5, sizeof(devname) - 1);
> > -	strncpy(device_path, device, sizeof(device_path) - 1);
> 
> Maybe I am overlooking something here, but what was wrong with
> the - 1 (2 times) above?  and then just add the 2 lines below that set the
> last byte to '\0'?

Actually device_path is static, so it will be zero-initialized and
explicit set is not neccessary AFAICT.

(devname is auto -> needs explicit set).
								Pavel

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