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Date:	Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:22:49 -0700
From:	Viresh Kumar <>
To:	Rasmus Villemoes <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/22] cpufreq: Replace strnicmp with strncasecmp

On 16 September 2014 13:51, Rasmus Villemoes <> wrote:
> The kernel used to contain two functions for length-delimited,
> case-insensitive string comparison, strnicmp with correct semantics
> and a slightly buggy strncasecmp. The latter is the POSIX name, so
> strnicmp was renamed to strncasecmp, and strnicmp made into a wrapper
> for the new strncasecmp to avoid breaking existing users.
> To allow the compat wrapper strnicmp to be removed at some point in
> the future, and to avoid the extra indirection cost, do
> s/strnicmp/strncasecmp/g.
> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
> Cc: Viresh Kumar <>
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <>
> ---
>  drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 6 +++---
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Not really sure about the implementation of these routines but the
changes look fine.

Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <>

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