strncpy_from_user

Name

strncpy_from_user --  Copy a NUL terminated string from userspace.

Synopsis

long strncpy_from_user (char * dst, const char __user * src, long count);

Arguments

dst

Destination address, in kernel space. This buffer must be at least count bytes long.

src

Source address, in user space.

count

Maximum number of bytes to copy, including the trailing NUL.

Description

Copies a NUL-terminated string from userspace to kernel space.

On success, returns the length of the string (not including the trailing NUL).

If access to userspace fails, returns -EFAULT (some data may have been copied).

If count is smaller than the length of the string, copies count bytes and returns count.