On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 12:55:22PM +0100, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 12:49:38PM +0100, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> [...]
> > 
> > Or place this in the core, something like:
> > 
> > bool net_valid_name(const char *name, size_t len)
> > {
> >         ...
> > }
> > 
> > then use it from dev_valid_name()
> > 
> > bool dev_valid_name(const char *name)
> > {
> >         return net_valid_name(name, IFNAMSIZ);
> > }
> 
> Just to clarify, I think I prefer this approach, probably other
> subsystem can benefit from this generic approach too.
> 
> BTW, I wonder if we should use strnlen() instead of strlen() in
> dev_valid_name(), I guess this not useful for device name since they
> are guaranteed to be nul-terminated, but netfilter this would be good
> given userspace can send us a non nul-terminated string. But in
> general, I think it doesn't harm to use strnlen() in dev_valid_name().

Argh sorry, I'm talking about the hypothetical net_valid_name()
function, not dev_valid_name() itself.
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