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Date:   Wed, 13 Oct 2021 22:24:18 -0400
From:   Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
To:     Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@...il.com>
Cc:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@....com>,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
        qiang.zhang@...driver.com, robdclark@...omium.org,
        christian@...uner.io, Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@....com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com>,
        Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@...aro.org>,
        Benjamin Segall <bsegall@...gle.com>,
        Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>,
        Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <bristot@...hat.com>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, kuba@...nel.org,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Vladimir Zapolskiy <vzapolskiy@...il.com>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/5] connector: use __get_task_comm in
 proc_comm_connector

On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:48:09 +0800
Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@...il.com> wrote:

> > __get_task_comm() uses strncpy() which my understanding is, does not add
> > the nul terminating byte when truncating. Which changes the functionality
> > here. As all task comms have a terminating byte, the old method would copy
> > that and include it. This won't add the terminating byte if the buffer is
> > smaller than the comm, and that might cause issues.
> >  
> 
> Right, that is a problem.
> It seems that we should add a new helper get_task_comm_may_truncated().

Or simply change __get_task_comm() to:

char *__get_task_comm(char *buf, size_t buf_size, struct task_struct *tsk)
{
	task_lock(tsk);
	strncpy(buf, tsk->comm, buf_size);
	/* The copied value is always nul terminated */
	buf[buf_size - 1] = '\0';
	task_unlock(tsk);
	return buf;
}

But that should probably be a separate patch.

-- Steve

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