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Date:	Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:45:57 +0200
From:	Rickard Strandqvist <rickard_strandqvist@...ctrumdigital.se>
To:	Wolfram Sang <wsa@...-dreams.de>
Cc:	Mark D Rustad <mrustad@...il.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@...aro.org>,
	Peter Hurley <peter@...leysoftware.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] misc: ti-st: st_kim.c: Cleaning up missing null-terminate
 after strncpy call

2014-08-11 11:14 GMT+02:00 Wolfram Sang <wsa@...-dreams.de>:
>
>> >     strncpy(kim_data->dev_name, buf, count);
>> > +   kim_data->dev_name[count - 1] = '\n';
>>
>> Of course this does not add termination, but adds a newline at the end of the buffer? Huh?
>
> strlcpy?
>

Hi Wolfram

Sure, strlcpy is preferable in many ways if we only can guarantee that
it is safe.
I have seldom been so much criticism when I start switching to
strlcpy, although much of it was justified :)
Even Linus was getting into the debate.  See more:

https://plus.google.com/111049168280159033135/posts/1amLbuhWbh5


I do this only when I'm sure it will not cause any other problems.
But if you or anyone else can guarantee that in this case, so I'd make
a new patch.


Kind regards
Rickard Strandqvist
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