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Date:	Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:12:38 +0200
From:	Rasmus Villemoes <>
To:	Darren Hart <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,,
	Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 17/22] thinkpad_acpi: Replace strnicmp with strncasecmp

On Wed, Sep 17 2014, Darren Hart <> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:51:31PM +0200, 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.
> When was this done? As of this morning I still see them as independent functions
> in lib/string.c.

It will be in 3.18. I thought it had made it to linux-next, but should
have double-checked (and included the 3.18 info in the email); sorry.

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