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From: Eric Biggers <>
To: Shreeya Patel <>
Cc:,,,,,,,,,,,,, kernel test robot <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 1/4] fs: unicode: Use strscpy() instead of strncpy()
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2021 17:52:30 -0700
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On Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 08:18:42PM +0530, Shreeya Patel wrote:
> The -Wstringop-truncation warning highlights the unintended
> uses of the strncpy function that truncate the terminating NULL
> character from the source string.
> Unlike strncpy(), strscpy() always null-terminates the destination string,
> hence use strscpy() instead of strncpy().

This explanation is a bit misleading.  It would be clearer to phrase this in
terms of fixing how overly-long strings are handled: start returning an error
instead of creating a non-null-terminated string.

> Fixes: 9d53690f0d4e5 (unicode: implement higher level API for string handling)

There should be quotes around the commit title here.

- Eric

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-07 14:48 [PATCH v7 0/4] Make UTF-8 encoding loadable Shreeya Patel
2021-04-07 14:48 ` [PATCH v7 1/4] fs: unicode: Use strscpy() instead of strncpy() Shreeya Patel
2021-04-08  0:52   ` Eric Biggers [this message]
2021-04-07 14:48 ` [PATCH v7 2/4] fs: unicode: Rename function names from utf8 to unicode Shreeya Patel
2021-04-07 14:48 ` [PATCH v7 3/4] fs: unicode: Rename utf8-core file to unicode-core Shreeya Patel
2021-04-07 14:48 ` [PATCH v7 4/4] fs: unicode: Add utf8 module and a unicode layer Shreeya Patel
2021-04-08  1:01   ` Eric Biggers
2021-04-08 19:10   ` Gabriel Krisman Bertazi
2021-04-14 11:56     ` Shreeya Patel

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