Commit 2cf0c8b3 authored by Phil Sutter's avatar Phil Sutter Committed by Pablo Neira Ayuso

netlink: Introduce nla_strdup()

This is similar to strdup() for netlink string attributes.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPhil Sutter <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPablo Neira Ayuso <>
parent 6e692678
......@@ -247,6 +247,7 @@ int nla_parse(struct nlattr **tb, int maxtype, const struct nlattr *head,
int nla_policy_len(const struct nla_policy *, int);
struct nlattr *nla_find(const struct nlattr *head, int len, int attrtype);
size_t nla_strlcpy(char *dst, const struct nlattr *nla, size_t dstsize);
char *nla_strdup(const struct nlattr *nla, gfp_t flags);
int nla_memcpy(void *dest, const struct nlattr *src, int count);
int nla_memcmp(const struct nlattr *nla, const void *data, size_t size);
int nla_strcmp(const struct nlattr *nla, const char *str);
......@@ -271,6 +271,30 @@ size_t nla_strlcpy(char *dst, const struct nlattr *nla, size_t dstsize)
* nla_strdup - Copy string attribute payload into a newly allocated buffer
* @nla: attribute to copy the string from
* @flags: the type of memory to allocate (see kmalloc).
* Returns a pointer to the allocated buffer or NULL on error.
char *nla_strdup(const struct nlattr *nla, gfp_t flags)
size_t srclen = nla_len(nla);
char *src = nla_data(nla), *dst;
if (srclen > 0 && src[srclen - 1] == '\0')
dst = kmalloc(srclen + 1, flags);
if (dst != NULL) {
memcpy(dst, src, srclen);
dst[srclen] = '\0';
return dst;
* nla_memcpy - Copy a netlink attribute into another memory area
* @dest: where to copy to memcpy
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