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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation/checkpatch: Prefer str_has_prefix over strncmp
Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> 于2019年8月2日周五 下午9:38写道:
>
> On Fri, 2 Aug 2019 14:25:37 +0800
> Chuhong Yuan <hslester96@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Add strncmp() to Documentation/process/deprecated.rst since
> > using strncmp() to check whether a string starts with a
> > prefix is error-prone.
> > The safe replacement is str_has_prefix().
>
> Is that the *only* use of strncmp()?

This is not the only use of strncmp().
Maybe add a case description like strncpy() is more precise?
For example, "strncmp() on string prefix".

>
> > Also add check to the newly introduced deprecated_string_apis
> > in checkpatch.pl.
> >
> > This patch depends on patch:
> > "Documentation/checkpatch: Prefer stracpy/strscpy over
> > strcpy/strlcpy/strncpy."
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Chuhong Yuan <hslester96@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > Documentation/process/deprecated.rst | 8 ++++++++
> > scripts/checkpatch.pl | 1 +
> > 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> > index 56280e108d5a..22d3f0dbcf61 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> > +++ b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> > @@ -109,6 +109,14 @@ the given limit of bytes to copy. This is inefficient and can lead to
> > linear read overflows if a source string is not NUL-terminated. The
> > safe replacement is stracpy() or strscpy().
> >
> > +strncmp()
> > +---------
> > +:c:func:`strncmp` is often used to test if a string starts with a prefix
>
> Please don't use :c:func: anymore; just say strncmp() and the right things
> will happen.
>

I will revise this in the next version.

Regards,
Chuhong

> Thanks,
>
> jon

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