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Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2023 00:50:23 +0000
To: Justin Stitt <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] qed: replace uses of strncpy


This patch was applied to netdev/net-next.git (main)
by Jakub Kicinski <>:

On Thu, 12 Oct 2023 18:35:41 +0000 you wrote:
> strncpy() is deprecated for use on NUL-terminated destination strings
> [1] and as such we should prefer more robust and less ambiguous string
> interfaces.
> This patch eliminates three uses of strncpy():
> Firstly, `dest` is expected to be NUL-terminated which is evident by the
> manual setting of a NUL-byte at size - 1. For this use specifically,
> strscpy() is a viable replacement due to the fact that it guarantees
> NUL-termination on the destination buffer.
> [...]

Here is the summary with links:
  - [v2] qed: replace uses of strncpy

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