Re: [PATCH v2] lib: string.c: Added a funktion function strzcpy
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Oct 15 2014 - 18:15:38 EST
On Sun, 5 Oct 2014 15:06:17 +0200 Rickard Strandqvist <rickard_strandqvist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Added a function strzcpy which works the same as strncpy,
> but guaranteed to produce the trailing null character.
> There are many places in the code where strncpy used although it
> must be zero terminated, and switching to strlcpy is not an option
> because the string must nonetheless be fyld with zero characters.
As I mentioned last time, I think this patch would be better if it came
with follow-on patches which convert at least some of those callsites.
As it stands, this function has no callers and hence it won't get
tested. Plus those follow-on patches will demonstrate the value of
this patch and will provide example usages.
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