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SubjectRe: [BK PATCH] One strdup() to rule them all
On Mon, 25 August 2003 19:14:35 +0300, Dan Aloni wrote:
>
> While working on the fix to network devices names and sysctl,
> I fought to urge to create yet another strdup() implementation
> This came up.

Nice one.

> +/**
> + * strdup - Allocate a copy of a string.
> + * @s: The string to copy. Must not be NULL.
> + *
> + * returns the address of the allocation, or NULL on
> + * error.
> + */
> +char *strdup(const char *s)
> +{
> + char *rv = kmalloc(strlen(s)+1, GFP_KERNEL);
> + if (rv)
> + strcpy(rv, s);
> + return rv;
> +}

My gut feeling is always afraid when something "must not be NULL",
someone will ignore this and Bad Things (tm) happen. Is strdup ever
used such performance critical code that the extra check would hurt?

Apart from that, well done.

Jörn

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