Patchwork [PATCHv2,16/22] qemu-ga: prefer pstrcpy: consistently NUL-terminate ifreq.ifr_name

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Submitter Jim Meyering
Date May 30, 2012, 7:46 a.m.
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Jim Meyering - May 30, 2012, 7:46 a.m.
From: Jim Meyering <>

NUL-termination of the .ifr_name field is not required, but is fine
(and preferable to using strncpy and leaving the reader to wonder),
since the first thing the linux kernel does is to clear the last byte.
Besides, using pstrcpy here makes this setting of ifr_name consistent
with the other code (e.g., net/tap-linux.c) that does the same thing.

Reviewed-by: Luiz Capitulino <>
Signed-off-by: Jim Meyering <>
 qga/commands-posix.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/qga/commands-posix.c b/qga/commands-posix.c
index dab3bf9..607aad7 100644
--- a/qga/commands-posix.c
+++ b/qga/commands-posix.c
@@ -759,7 +759,7 @@  GuestNetworkInterfaceList *qmp_guest_network_get_interfaces(Error **errp)

             memset(&ifr, 0, sizeof(ifr));
-            strncpy(ifr.ifr_name,  info->value->name, IF_NAMESIZE);
+            pstrcpy(ifr.ifr_name, IF_NAMESIZE, info->value->name);
             if (ioctl(sock, SIOCGIFHWADDR, &ifr) == -1) {
                 snprintf(err_msg, sizeof(err_msg),
                          "failed to get MAC address of %s: %s",