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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kdb: prefer strlcpy to strncpy
H Daniel,

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 4:34 PM, Daniel Thompson
<daniel.thompson@linaro.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 07:01:35PM -0700, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
>> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 12:57 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>> > On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 7:57 AM, Nick Desaulniers
>> > <nick.desaulniers@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Fixes stringop-truncation and stringop-overflow warnings from gcc-8.

>> Eric points out that this will leak kernel memory if size is less than
>> sizeof src.
>
> Don't quite understand what this means (there's no allocation here, how
> can there be a leak?) but the symbol completion certainly won't work if
> we truncate the copy here.

Not leak an is memory leak, but leak as in information leak of uninitialized
data to userspace (if the buffer is ever copied to userspace).

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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