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SubjectRe: [BK PATCH] One strdup() to rule them all
On Mon, 25 August 2003 19:49:18 +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 01:05:30PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
> > > > +char *strdup(const char *s)
> > > > +{
> > > > + char *rv = kmalloc(strlen(s)+1, GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > + if (rv)
> > > > + strcpy(rv, s);
> > > > + return rv;
> > > > +}
>
> > Unfortunately Linus doesn't like the strdup cleanup, so I don't see this
> > patch going in either :)
>
> When seeing this my objection was: it introduces something with
> a well-known name that uses GFP_KERNEL, so is not suitable everywhere -
> an invitation to mistakes.

Andries, would you still object this function?

char *strdup(const char *s, int flags)
{
char *rv = kmalloc(strlen(s)+1, flags);
if (rv)
strcpy(rv, s);
return rv;
}
strdup(foo, GFP_KERNEL) should give most people enough clue to know
what they are doing.

Jörn

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