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authorLinus Torvalds <>2018-11-30 14:45:01 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2018-11-30 14:45:01 -0800
commit38c7b224ce22c25fed04007839edf974bd13439d (patch)
tree036a6170d809343dbd5969efbc937667398b56bb /scripts/unifdef.c
parentb6839ef26e549de68c10359d45163b0cfb031183 (diff)
unifdef: use memcpy instead of strncpy
New versions of gcc reasonably warn about the odd pattern of strncpy(p, q, strlen(q)); which really doesn't make sense: the strncpy() ends up being just a slow and odd way to write memcpy() in this case. There was a comment about _why_ the code used strncpy - to avoid the terminating NUL byte, but memcpy does the same and avoids the warning. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts/unifdef.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/unifdef.c b/scripts/unifdef.c
index 7493c0ee51cc..db00e3e30a59 100644
--- a/scripts/unifdef.c
+++ b/scripts/unifdef.c
@@ -395,7 +395,7 @@ usage(void)
* When we have processed a group that starts off with a known-false
* #if/#elif sequence (which has therefore been deleted) followed by a
* #elif that we don't understand and therefore must keep, we edit the
- * latter into a #if to keep the nesting correct. We use strncpy() to
+ * latter into a #if to keep the nesting correct. We use memcpy() to
* overwrite the 4 byte token "elif" with "if " without a '\0' byte.
* When we find a true #elif in a group, the following block will
@@ -450,7 +450,7 @@ static void Idrop (void) { Fdrop(); ignoreon(); }
static void Itrue (void) { Ftrue(); ignoreon(); }
static void Ifalse(void) { Ffalse(); ignoreon(); }
/* modify this line */
-static void Mpass (void) { strncpy(keyword, "if ", 4); Pelif(); }
+static void Mpass (void) { memcpy(keyword, "if ", 4); Pelif(); }
static void Mtrue (void) { keywordedit("else"); state(IS_TRUE_MIDDLE); }
static void Melif (void) { keywordedit("endif"); state(IS_FALSE_TRAILER); }
static void Melse (void) { keywordedit("endif"); state(IS_FALSE_ELSE); }