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Subject[PATCH 4.4 009/193] Provide a function to create a NUL-terminated string from unterminated data
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4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>

commit f35157417215ec138c920320c746fdb3e04ef1d5 upstream.

Provide a function, kmemdup_nul(), that will create a NUL-terminated string
from an unterminated character array where the length is known in advance.

This is better than kstrndup() in situations where we already know the
string length as the strnlen() in kstrndup() is superfluous.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
include/linux/string.h | 1 +
mm/util.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 25 insertions(+)

--- a/include/linux/string.h
+++ b/include/linux/string.h
@@ -122,6 +122,7 @@ extern char *kstrdup(const char *s, gfp_
extern const char *kstrdup_const(const char *s, gfp_t gfp);
extern char *kstrndup(const char *s, size_t len, gfp_t gfp);
extern void *kmemdup(const void *src, size_t len, gfp_t gfp);
+extern char *kmemdup_nul(const char *s, size_t len, gfp_t gfp);

extern char **argv_split(gfp_t gfp, const char *str, int *argcp);
extern void argv_free(char **argv);
--- a/mm/util.c
+++ b/mm/util.c
@@ -80,6 +80,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(kstrdup_const);
* @s: the string to duplicate
* @max: read at most @max chars from @s
* @gfp: the GFP mask used in the kmalloc() call when allocating memory
+ *
+ * Note: Use kmemdup_nul() instead if the size is known exactly.
*/
char *kstrndup(const char *s, size_t max, gfp_t gfp)
{
@@ -118,6 +120,28 @@ void *kmemdup(const void *src, size_t le
EXPORT_SYMBOL(kmemdup);

/**
+ * kmemdup_nul - Create a NUL-terminated string from unterminated data
+ * @s: The data to stringify
+ * @len: The size of the data
+ * @gfp: the GFP mask used in the kmalloc() call when allocating memory
+ */
+char *kmemdup_nul(const char *s, size_t len, gfp_t gfp)
+{
+ char *buf;
+
+ if (!s)
+ return NULL;
+
+ buf = kmalloc_track_caller(len + 1, gfp);
+ if (buf) {
+ memcpy(buf, s, len);
+ buf[len] = '\0';
+ }
+ return buf;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(kmemdup_nul);
+
+/**
* memdup_user - duplicate memory region from user space
*
* @src: source address in user space

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