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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] drivers/macintosh/via-pmu-led.c: Add of_node_put to avoid memory leak
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Vasiliy Kulikov <segooon@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 18:08 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
>> On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, walter harms wrote:
>> > >   if (strncmp(model, "PowerBook", strlen("PowerBook")) != 0 &&
>> > >       strncmp(model, "iBook", strlen("iBook")) != 0 &&
>> > >       strcmp(model, "PowerMac7,2") != 0 &&
>> > >
>> >
>> > is there any rule that says when to use strncmp ? it seems perfecly valid to use strcpy here
>> > (what is done in the last cmp).
>>
>> Perhaps there are some characters after eg PowerBook that one doesn't want
>> to compare with?
>
> It seems to me that model has no '\0' in the end. If model is got from
> the hardware then we should double check it - maybe harware is buggy.
> Otherwise we'll overflow model.

Model does have \0 at the end. This code is using strncmp to
purposefully ignore the model suffix.

> But why strcmp(model, "PowerMac7,2")? IMO it should be replaced
> with strncmp().

We use strcmp when parsing the device tree because the the length of
the model property string is unknown and in most cases we *must* match
the exact entire string, such as with this PowerMac7,2 example. Using
strncmp would also happen to match with something like
"PowerMac7,2345" which is not the desired behaviour.

g.
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