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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/18] iio: change strncpy+truncation to strlcpy
On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:42:06 +0200
Dominique Martinet <> wrote:

> Jonathan Cameron wrote on Sun, Jul 15, 2018:
> > On Fri, 13 Jul 2018 03:25:34 +0200
> > Dominique Martinet <> wrote:
> > > Generated by scripts/coccinelle/misc/strncpy_truncation.cocci
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Dominique Martinet <>
> >
> > Applied to the togreg branch of iio.git and pushed out as testing
> > for the autobuilders to play with it.
> Thanks!
> I have been pointed out that strlcpy, unlike strncpy, will read past the
> size given in the input string and thus is Bad™ if the input string is
> not nul terminated.
> After taking the time to check I believe this should not happen as the
> original name seems to come from a dentry's d_name after proper
> preparation (a buffer is allocated precisely for this purpose), but it
> will not hurt to wait for that version.
> The second reason I was waiting is that I intended to check for each
> patch if it is safe to not pad the end of the string with zeroes (to
> avoid e.g. information leaks) and that seems OK as well here after a
> quick check but I wouldn't trust my own eyes this late so I'll let you
> be judge of that if you feel like taking v1 anyway.
> Otherwise, I'll recheck properly and submit a v2 with strscpy and a
> better commit message after the coccinelle script is taken for inclusion
> and doing a better check but this might take a while longer.
> Thanks,

In this particular case I'm fairly sure it is safe so I'll leave it as is.



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