Subject: Re: Kernel printf cleanup proposal
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/28/2000 17:59:56
> > Second: Does this change imply the "zero-fill until end of specified
> > length" semantics of userlevel [v]snprintf?
> The answer to this should be "no, if for no other reason that
> user-land [v]snprintf() have no such semantics."

Whew, for a minute there I was getting worried that the strncpy()
braindamage was starting to infect the fabric of spacetime...

Other than an misguided attempt to foil covert channels, what
possible benefit does the zero-fill semantic provide, anyway??

Todd Whitesel
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