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Date:   Mon, 4 Mar 2019 18:45:30 -0500
From:   Steven Rostedt <>
To:     Tom Zanussi <>
Cc:     Tom Zanussi <>,,, Namhyung Kim <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] tracing: Use strncpy instead of memcpy for string
 keys in hist triggers

On Mon, 04 Mar 2019 16:31:40 -0600
Tom Zanussi <> wrote:

> > Hmm, I don't think it's really necessary - it's not used in a key so
> > don't care about anything after the null, and TASK_COMM_LEN is used
> > in
> > the memcpy.  
> Never mind, yeah, it would make sense to do this, will create another
> patch...

And probably should change the memcpy() of comm in kernel/trace/trace.c
too. It could be that memcpy() is a little bit faster than strncpy(),
and this is done on scheduling switches when tracing is active, but
still, I'm starting to think that isn't a good choice.

-- Steve

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