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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Repalce strncmp by memcmp
On 30.11.2010 01:26, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 17:18 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>
>> Um, do you realize that the kernel does not always use the same memcmp
>> as gcc.
>>
> Note, I'm not against the change, because in 99% of the cases, memcmp()
> can and will be faster, and we don't need to worry about these strange
> cases.
>
> What I'm against is a blind s/strncmp/memcmp/ of the kernel, because it
> may have side effects that you may not have thought of.
>
Then we have to hang a large banner that is visible to all developers.
"Change wherever possible strncmp to memcmp," :)

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Pavel.



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