Re: [Fwd: [PATCH 1/2] string: Add stracpy and stracpy_pad mechanisms]
From: Julia Lawall
Date: Thu Jul 25 2019 - 14:06:53 EST
On Thu, 25 Jul 2019, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-07-24 at 20:42 -0500, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > New version. I check for non-use of the return value of strlcpy and
> > address some issues that affected the matching of the case where the first
> > argument involves a pointer dereference. Actually, an isomorphism now
> > takes care of that case, so it doesn't show up in the semantic patch
> > explicitly any more.
> > julia
> Nice x 2, thanks again.
Not quite nice due to the ignoring of rule 2 noticed by Markus. There is
actually currently no guarantee that the size is right. I'm testing a new
> More comments:
> identifier f,i2,i1;
> struct i1 e1;
> expression e2;
> local idexpression x;
> position r.p;
> -x = strlcpy
> (e1.f, e2
> - , i2
> ... when != x
> Just for completeness and correctness, as I at
> least don't find an existing use:
> Perhaps this "x =" should also include += and +
> and the various other operators that are possible
> or does SmPL grammar already do that?
I could do this. One might though think that if someone went to the
trouble of computing +=, these would be cases that we don't want to
change? Still, it's not problem to add all assignment operators.
> Also, it might be nice to include the trivial
> conversion with sizeof(e1) and ARRAY_SIZE(e1)
> so a single script could be run over the kernel.
Sure, I'll do that when all this is working. I didn't want those results
to drown out these ones.
> I'll see about adding that and try it myself
> so an automated conversion should be possible.