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SubjectRe: rfc: treewide scripted patch mechanism? (was: Re: [PATCH] Makefile: Convert -Wimplicit-fallthrough=3 to just -Wimplicit-fallthrough for clang)QUILT
On Tue, 2019-08-20 at 16:28 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 5:08 PM Joe Perches <> wrote:
> > 2: would be Julia Lawall's stracpy change done
> > with coccinelle: (attached)
> I'm not actually convinced about stracpy() and friends.
> It seems to be yet another badly thought out string interface, and
> there are now so many of them that no human being can keep track of
> them.
> The "badly thought out" part is that it (like the original strlcpy
> garbage from BSD) thinks that there is only one size that matters -
> the destination.
> Yes, we fixed part of the "source is also limited" with strscpy(). It
> didn't fix the problem with different size limits, but at least it
> fixed the fundamentally broken assumption that the source has no size
> limit at all.

Umm, btw: have you actually looked at stracpy?

It's just a convenience wrapper around strscpy
and dest must be a char array and its size
does not need to be specified as a somewhat
useless argument otherwise prone to misuse.

#define stracpy(dest, src) \
({ \
size_t count = ARRAY_SIZE(dest); \
BUILD_BUG_ON(!(__same_type(dest, char[]) || \
__same_type(dest, unsigned char[]) || \
__same_type(dest, signed char[]))); \
strscpy(dest, src, count); \

I sent several patches for those misuses.

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