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Date:	Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:47:07 +0200
From:	Rickard Strandqvist <>
To:	"Elliott, Robert (Server Storage)" <>
Cc:	"James E.J. Bottomley" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scsi: scsi_devinfo.c: Cleaning up unnecessarily
 complicated in conjunction with strncpy

2014-09-15 0:38 GMT+02:00 Elliott, Robert (Server Storage) <>:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rickard Strandqvist []
>> How do you mean?
>> strncpy zeroes throughout the remainder of the string "from" until the
>> length off to_length, or otherwise guaranteed trailing zero characters
>> and a warning is printed.
>> Is not it exactly the functionality that is desired?
> Ah, I see that in man 3 strcpy:
>     "If the length of src is less than n, strncpy() pads the
>      remainder of dest with null bytes."
> I agree that should work.
> ---
> Rob Elliott    HP Server Storage


Okay, good.
Suspected that there was some misunderstanding :)

Kind regards
Rickard Strandqvist
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