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authorAndy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>2013-04-30 15:27:30 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-04-30 17:04:03 -0700
commit16c7fa05829e8b91db48e3539c5d6ff3c2b18a23 (patch)
tree6658e9f27c033e5f6de19284fe9a6b8485360aa6 /include/linux
parente1d12f327037a59e06c66520951ab4e0bd29f9c4 (diff)
downloadlinux-16c7fa05829e8b91db48e3539c5d6ff3c2b18a23.tar.gz
lib/string_helpers: introduce generic string_unescape
There are several places in kernel where modules unescapes input to convert C-Style Escape Sequences into byte codes. The patch provides generic implementation of such approach. Test cases are also included into the patch. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: clarify comment] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: export get_random_int() to modules] Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> Cc: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com> Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: William Hubbs <w.d.hubbs@gmail.com> Cc: Chris Brannon <chris@the-brannons.com> Cc: Kirk Reiser <kirk@braille.uwo.ca> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux')
-rw-r--r--include/linux/string_helpers.h58
1 files changed, 58 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/string_helpers.h b/include/linux/string_helpers.h
index a3eb2f65b65..3eeee9672a4 100644
--- a/include/linux/string_helpers.h
+++ b/include/linux/string_helpers.h
@@ -13,4 +13,62 @@ enum string_size_units {
int string_get_size(u64 size, enum string_size_units units,
char *buf, int len);
+#define UNESCAPE_SPACE 0x01
+#define UNESCAPE_OCTAL 0x02
+#define UNESCAPE_HEX 0x04
+#define UNESCAPE_SPECIAL 0x08
+#define UNESCAPE_ANY \
+ (UNESCAPE_SPACE | UNESCAPE_OCTAL | UNESCAPE_HEX | UNESCAPE_SPECIAL)
+
+/**
+ * string_unescape - unquote characters in the given string
+ * @src: source buffer (escaped)
+ * @dst: destination buffer (unescaped)
+ * @size: size of the destination buffer (0 to unlimit)
+ * @flags: combination of the flags (bitwise OR):
+ * %UNESCAPE_SPACE:
+ * '\f' - form feed
+ * '\n' - new line
+ * '\r' - carriage return
+ * '\t' - horizontal tab
+ * '\v' - vertical tab
+ * %UNESCAPE_OCTAL:
+ * '\NNN' - byte with octal value NNN (1 to 3 digits)
+ * %UNESCAPE_HEX:
+ * '\xHH' - byte with hexadecimal value HH (1 to 2 digits)
+ * %UNESCAPE_SPECIAL:
+ * '\"' - double quote
+ * '\\' - backslash
+ * '\a' - alert (BEL)
+ * '\e' - escape
+ * %UNESCAPE_ANY:
+ * all previous together
+ *
+ * Returns amount of characters processed to the destination buffer excluding
+ * trailing '\0'.
+ *
+ * Because the size of the output will be the same as or less than the size of
+ * the input, the transformation may be performed in place.
+ *
+ * Caller must provide valid source and destination pointers. Be aware that
+ * destination buffer will always be NULL-terminated. Source string must be
+ * NULL-terminated as well.
+ */
+int string_unescape(char *src, char *dst, size_t size, unsigned int flags);
+
+static inline int string_unescape_inplace(char *buf, unsigned int flags)
+{
+ return string_unescape(buf, buf, 0, flags);
+}
+
+static inline int string_unescape_any(char *src, char *dst, size_t size)
+{
+ return string_unescape(src, dst, size, UNESCAPE_ANY);
+}
+
+static inline int string_unescape_any_inplace(char *buf)
+{
+ return string_unescape_any(buf, buf, 0);
+}
+
#endif