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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iio: gyro: adis16136: use scnprintf instead of snprintf
On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 02:25:42AM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 08:25:22PM +0530, Rohit Sarkar wrote:
> > scnprintf returns the actual number of bytes written into the buffer as
> > opposed to snprintf which returns the number of bytes that would have
> > been written if the buffer was big enough. Using the output of snprintf
> > may lead to difficult to detect bugs.
>
> Nice. Have you investigate the code?
>
> > @@ -96,7 +96,7 @@ static ssize_t adis16136_show_serial(struct file *file,
> > if (ret)
> > return ret;
> >
> > - len = snprintf(buf, sizeof(buf), "%.4x%.4x%.4x-%.4x\n", lot1, lot2,
> > + len = scnprintf(buf, sizeof(buf), "%.4x%.4x%.4x-%.4x\n", lot1, lot2,
> > lot3, serial);
> >
> > return simple_read_from_buffer(userbuf, count, ppos, buf, len);
>
> The buffer size is 20, the pattern size I count to 19. Do you think snprintf()
> can fail?
That might be the case, but IMO using scnprintf can be considered as a
best practice. There is no overhead with this change and further if the
pattern is changed by someone in the future they might overlook the
buffersize
Thanks,
Rohit
> --
> With Best Regards,
> Andy Shevchenko
>
>

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