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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/22] [media] usbvision-i2c: fix format overflow warning
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On 17/07/17 14:57, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On 14/07/17 14:07, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> gcc-7 notices that we copy a fixed length string into another
>>> string of the same size, with additional characters:
>>>
>>> drivers/media/usb/usbvision/usbvision-i2c.c: In function 'usbvision_i2c_register':
>>> drivers/media/usb/usbvision/usbvision-i2c.c:190:36: error: '%d' directive writing between 1 and 11 bytes into a region of size between 0 and 47 [-Werror=format-overflow=]
>>> sprintf(usbvision->i2c_adap.name, "%s-%d-%s", i2c_adap_template.name,
>>> ^~~~~~~~~~
>>> drivers/media/usb/usbvision/usbvision-i2c.c:190:2: note: 'sprintf' output between 4 and 76 bytes into a destination of size 48
>>>
>>> We know this is fine as the template name is always "usbvision", so
>>> we can easily avoid the warning by using this as the format string
>>> directly.
>>
>> Hmm, how about replacing sprintf by snprintf? That feels a lot safer (this is very
>> old code, it's not surprising it is still using sprintf).
>
> With snprintf(), you will still get a -Wformat-truncation warning. One
> of my patches
> disables that warning by default, but Mauro likes build-testing with
> "make W=1", so
> it would still show up then.
>
> However, we can do both: replace the string and use snprintf().

Yes please!

Regards,

Hans

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