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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] add new strscpy() API for string copy
Ping!  There was a little feedback on the strscpy() patch series,
but I think at this point it boiled down to adding a __must_check
on strscpy(), which I've done. Any further opinions? Would
anyone like to volunteer to take this into their tree? Or Linus,
are you ready to pull it directly when the merge window opens?

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/cmetcalf/linux-tile.git
strscpy

Thanks!

On 04/30/2015 12:01 PM, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> This patch series addresses limitations in strncpy() and strlcpy();
> both the old APIs are unpleasant, as Linus nicely summarized here
> a couple of days ago:
>
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/4/28/570
>
> and of course as other folks (Greg K-H and Linus again) said last year:
>
> https://plus.google.com/+gregkroahhartman/posts/1amLbuhWbh5
>
> The proposed new API (strscpy(), for "s"afe string copy) has an
> easy-to-use API for detecting buffer overflow, avoids unsafe truncation
> by default, and isn't subject to thread-safety attacks like the current
> strlcpy implementation. See patch 2/3 for more on why strscpy() is a
> good thing.
>
> To make strscpy() work more efficiently I did the minimum tweaking
> necessary to allow <asm/word-at-a-time.h> to work on all architectures,
> though of course individual maintainers can still make their versions
> more efficient as needed.
>
> It's likely not necessary for per-architecture implementations of
> strscpy() to be written, but I stuck with the standard __HAVE_ARCH_XXX
> model just for consistency with the rest of <linux/string.h>.
>
> I tested the implementation with a simple user-space harness, so I
> believe it is correct for the corner cases I could think of. In
> particular I pairwise-tested all the unaligned values of source and
> dest, and tested the restriction on src page-crossing at all
> unaligned offsets approaching the page boundary.
>
> This builds on an earlier version of strscpy() submitted as
> a file-static method in the arch/tile/gxio tree last year, after
> an attempt to gather interest in a new generic strscpy failed:
>
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/8/7/368
>
> The patch series is available to be pulled from
>
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/cmetcalf/linux-tile.git strscpy
>
> Chris Metcalf (3):
> Make asm/word-at-a-time.h available on all architectures
> string: provide strscpy() and strscpy_truncate()
> tile: use global strscpy() rather than private copy
>
> arch/arc/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/avr32/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/blackfin/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/c6x/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/cris/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/frv/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/hexagon/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/ia64/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/m32r/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/metag/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/microblaze/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/mips/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/mn10300/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/nios2/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/powerpc/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/s390/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/score/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/tile/gxio/mpipe.c | 33 ++---------
> arch/tile/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/um/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/unicore32/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> arch/xtensa/include/asm/Kbuild | 1 +
> include/asm-generic/word-at-a-time.h | 80 ++++++++++++++++++++++---
> include/linux/string.h | 6 ++
> lib/string.c | 109 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 25 files changed, 212 insertions(+), 37 deletions(-)
>

--
Chris Metcalf, EZChip Semiconductor
http://www.ezchip.com



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