[PATCH/RFC 2/2] lib: string: Make all calls to strnicmp into calls to strncasecmp

From: Rasmus Villemoes
Date: Wed Aug 27 2014 - 03:36:40 EST

The previous patch made strnicmp into a wrapper for strncasecmp. This
patch makes all in-tree users of strnicmp call strncasecmp directly,
while still making sure that the strnicmp symbol can be used by
out-of-tree modules. It should be considered a temporary hack until
all in-tree callers have been converted.

Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/string.h | 2 +-
lib/string.c | 1 +
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/string.h b/include/linux/string.h
index d36977e..e6edfe5 100644
--- a/include/linux/string.h
+++ b/include/linux/string.h
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ extern int strcmp(const char *,const char *);
extern int strncmp(const char *,const char *,__kernel_size_t);
-extern int strnicmp(const char *, const char *, __kernel_size_t);
+#define strnicmp strncasecmp
extern int strcasecmp(const char *s1, const char *s2);
diff --git a/lib/string.c b/lib/string.c
index 92c33e1..d171554 100644
--- a/lib/string.c
+++ b/lib/string.c
@@ -59,6 +59,7 @@ int strncasecmp(const char *s1, const char *s2, size_t len)
+#undef strnicmp
int strnicmp(const char *s1, const char *s2, size_t len)
return strncasecmp(s1, s2, len);

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