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authorStefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>2014-11-19 11:52:00 +0100
committerStefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>2014-12-10 20:53:02 +0100
commit0238507b951857360461b0635111e7376ffd44d1 (patch)
treec6952e34b302fc2f3fac4fbdcffa369bf264d611 /drivers
parent51b04d59c27430a57c347b55478415c342009035 (diff)
firewire: core: document fw_csr_string's truncation of long strings
fw_csr_string() truncates and terminates target strings like strlcpy() does. Unlike strlcpy(), it returns the target strlen, not the source strlen, hence users of fw_csr_string() are unable to detect truncation. Point this behavior out in the kerneldoc comment. Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de> Reviewed-by: Takashi Sakamoto <o-takashi@sakamocchi.jp>
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1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/firewire/core-device.c b/drivers/firewire/core-device.c
index 2c6d5e118ac1..f9e3aee6a211 100644
--- a/drivers/firewire/core-device.c
+++ b/drivers/firewire/core-device.c
@@ -115,6 +115,9 @@ static int textual_leaf_to_string(const u32 *block, char *buf, size_t size)
* The string is taken from a minimal ASCII text descriptor leaf after
* the immediate entry with @key. The string is zero-terminated.
+ * An overlong string is silently truncated such that it and the
+ * zero byte fit into @size.
+ *
* Returns strlen(buf) or a negative error code.
int fw_csr_string(const u32 *directory, int key, char *buf, size_t size)

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