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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/5] [RFC] copy_strtok_from_user

* Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 00:32 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > This is the second series of the uaccess code.
> >
> > Changes in v2:
> >
> > - moved probe_kernel_* functions to lib/uaccess.c
> >
> > - renamed copy_word_from_user to copy_strtok_from_user.
> >
> > - changed copy_strtok_from_user to pass in a delimiter string.
> > ftrace defines SPACE to be ' \t\r\n'.
> >
> > Ingo,
> > I added your copy right to lib/uaccess.c since git blame shows you
> > as the author of the probe_kernel_* code. Also, is it OK that I
> > added the "GPL v2" line in that file as well?
> >
> > Andrew,
> > Since you are, in essence, the memory maintainer, could you give
> > your Acked-by: to the copy_strtok_from_user code.
> >
> > The probe_kernel code is still EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL, and I added
> > that too to copy_strtok_from_user. Are there any objections to that?
>
> I have to ask,..
>
> cant this be done with a regular copy_from_user() followed by
> a regular strtok()? Do we really have to combine all that?

yes. Note that strsep() is the preferred API. (in fact it's the
only such string API that is in the kernel)

Ingo


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