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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2023 22:26:55 +0000
From: Justin Stitt <>
To: Jesse Brandeburg <>, Tony Nguyen <>, 
	"David S. Miller" <>, Eric Dumazet <>, 
	Jakub Kicinski <>, Paolo Abeni <>
	Justin Stitt <>
Subject: [PATCH v1 net-next 2/7] e1000: replace deprecated strncpy with strscpy

`strncpy` is deprecated for use on NUL-terminated destination strings
[1] and as such we should prefer more robust and less ambiguous string

We can see that netdev->name is expected to be NUL-terminated based on
it's usage with format strings:
|       pr_info("%s NIC Link is Down\n",
|               netdev->name);

A suitable replacement is `strscpy` [2] due to the fact that it
guarantees NUL-termination on the destination buffer without
unnecessarily NUL-padding.

This is in line with other uses of strscpy on netdev->name:
$ rg "strscpy\(netdev\->name.*pci.*"

7455:   strscpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name));

10839:  strscpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name));

Link: [1]
Link: [2]
Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <>

Note: build-tested only.
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
index da6e303ad99b..1d1e93686af2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
@@ -1014,7 +1014,7 @@ static int e1000_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	netdev->watchdog_timeo = 5 * HZ;
 	netif_napi_add(netdev, &adapter->napi, e1000_clean);
-	strncpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name) - 1);
+	strscpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name));
 	adapter->bd_number = cards_found;


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