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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:39:33 +0100
From: Takashi Iwai <>
To: Romain Perier <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>,,
	Jaroslav Kysela <>,
	Takashi Iwai <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 15/20] ALSA: usb-audio: Manual replacement of the deprecated strlcpy() with return values

On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:12:26 +0100,
Romain Perier wrote:
> The strlcpy() reads the entire source buffer first, it is dangerous if
> the source buffer lenght is unbounded or possibility non NULL-terminated.
> It can lead to linear read overflows, crashes, etc...
> As recommended in the deprecated interfaces [1], it should be replaced
> by strscpy.
> This commit replaces all calls to strlcpy that handle the return values
> by the corresponding strscpy calls with new handling of the return
> values (as it is quite different between the two functions).
> [1]
> Signed-off-by: Romain Perier <>

The strlcpy() usage in sound/* have been already converted on the
latest Linus tree.  So please drop this one.



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