Commit e26457da authored by Guenter Roeck's avatar Guenter Roeck Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

kernfs: Replace strncpy with memcpy

commit 166126c1 upstream.

gcc 8.1.0 complains:

fs/kernfs/symlink.c:91:3: warning:
	'strncpy' output truncated before terminating nul copying
	as many bytes from a string as its length
fs/kernfs/symlink.c: In function 'kernfs_iop_get_link':
fs/kernfs/symlink.c:88:14: note: length computed here

Using strncpy() is indeed less than perfect since the length of data to
be copied has already been determined with strlen(). Replace strncpy()
with memcpy() to address the warning and optimize the code a little.
Signed-off-by: default avatarGuenter Roeck <>
Acked-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent f5028606
......@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ static int kernfs_get_target_path(struct kernfs_node *parent,
int slen = strlen(kn->name);
len -= slen;
strncpy(s + len, kn->name, slen);
memcpy(s + len, kn->name, slen);
if (len)
s[--len] = '/';
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