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diff --git a/lib/string.c b/lib/string.c
index f71bead1be3e..01fad9b203e1 100644
--- a/lib/string.c
+++ b/lib/string.c
@@ -535,6 +535,35 @@ bool sysfs_streq(const char *s1, const char *s2)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(sysfs_streq);
+/**
+ * strtobool - convert common user inputs into boolean values
+ * @s: input string
+ * @res: result
+ *
+ * This routine returns 0 iff the first character is one of 'Yy1Nn0'.
+ * Otherwise it will return -EINVAL. Value pointed to by res is
+ * updated upon finding a match.
+ */
+int strtobool(const char *s, bool *res)
+{
+ switch (s[0]) {
+ case 'y':
+ case 'Y':
+ case '1':
+ *res = true;
+ break;
+ case 'n':
+ case 'N':
+ case '0':
+ *res = false;
+ break;
+ default:
+ return -EINVAL;
+ }
+ return 0;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(strtobool);
+
#ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_MEMSET
/**
* memset - Fill a region of memory with the given value

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