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SubjectFwd: [PATCH net-next 1/2] lib: string: add strreplace_nonalnum
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I submitted this through the netdev tree, maybe relevant for you as well.
See also here: https://marc.info/?t=155103900100003&r=1&w=2

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [PATCH net-next 1/2] lib: string: add strreplace_nonalnum
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 18:20:50 +0100
From: Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com>
To: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
CC: netdev@vger.kernel.org <netdev@vger.kernel.org>

Add a new function strreplace_nonalnum that replaces all
non-alphanumeric characters. Such functionality is needed e.g. when a
string is supposed to be used in a sysfs file name. If '\0' is given
as new character then non-alphanumeric characters are cut.

Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com>
---
include/linux/string.h | 1 +
lib/string.c | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 28 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/string.h b/include/linux/string.h
index 7927b875f..d827b0b0f 100644
--- a/include/linux/string.h
+++ b/include/linux/string.h
@@ -169,6 +169,7 @@ static inline void memcpy_flushcache(void *dst, const void *src, size_t cnt)
#endif
void *memchr_inv(const void *s, int c, size_t n);
char *strreplace(char *s, char old, char new);
+char *strreplace_nonalnum(char *s, char new);

extern void kfree_const(const void *x);

diff --git a/lib/string.c b/lib/string.c
index 38e4ca08e..f2b1baf96 100644
--- a/lib/string.c
+++ b/lib/string.c
@@ -1047,6 +1047,33 @@ char *strreplace(char *s, char old, char new)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(strreplace);

+/**
+ * strreplace_nonalnum - Replace all non-alphanumeric characters in a string.
+ * @s: The string to operate on.
+ * @new: The character non-alphanumeric characters are replaced with.
+ *
+ * If new is '\0' then non-alphanumeric characters are cut.
+ *
+ * Returns pointer to the nul byte at the end of the modified string.
+ */
+char *strreplace_nonalnum(char *s, char new)
+{
+ char *p = s;
+
+ for (; *s; ++s)
+ if (isalnum(*s)) {
+ if (p != s)
+ *p = *s;
+ ++p;
+ } else if (new) {
+ *p++ = new;
+ }
+ *p = '\0';
+
+ return p;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(strreplace_nonalnum);
+
void fortify_panic(const char *name)
{
pr_emerg("detected buffer overflow in %s\n", name);
--
2.21.0

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