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authorwalter harms <wharms@bfs.de>2005-05-05 16:16:20 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-05-05 16:36:50 -0700
commit252795264df50a6c9eee604d29989854d5558139 (patch)
tree72ee9019ea2917fcc0feab1ded60d2dc72a7051f /lib
parentebe8b54134314cc31331f6e26f42276cd947d1df (diff)
[PATCH] documentation for strncpy()
this clarifies the documentation on the behavier of strncpy(). Signed-off-by: Domen Puncer <domen@coderock.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib')
-rw-r--r--lib/string.c4
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/lib/string.c b/lib/string.c
index 5c8b55af0df6..d886ef157c12 100644
--- a/lib/string.c
+++ b/lib/string.c
@@ -86,6 +86,10 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(strcpy);
*
* The result is not %NUL-terminated if the source exceeds
* @count bytes.
+ *
+ * In the case where the length of @src is less than that of
+ * count, the remainder of @dest will be padded with %NUL.
+ *
*/
char * strncpy(char * dest,const char *src,size_t count)
{

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