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Date:   Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:43:22 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        stable@...r.kernel.org,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: [PATCH 4.4 074/143] test_hexdump: use memcpy instead of strncpy

4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

------------------

From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>

commit b1286ed7158e9b62787508066283ab0b8850b518 upstream.

New versions of gcc reasonably warn about the odd pattern of

	strncpy(p, q, strlen(q));

which really doesn't make sense: the strncpy() ends up being just a slow
and odd way to write memcpy() in this case.

Apparently there was a patch for this floating around earlier, but it
got lost.

Acked-again-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>

---
 lib/test-hexdump.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/lib/test-hexdump.c
+++ b/lib/test-hexdump.c
@@ -81,7 +81,7 @@ static void __init test_hexdump(size_t l
 		const char *q = *result++;
 		size_t amount = strlen(q);
 
-		strncpy(p, q, amount);
+		memcpy(p, q, amount);
 		p += amount + 1;
 	}
 	if (i)


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