[ipxe-devel] [PATCH] [efi] Use memcpy to handle efi header name

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Sat Jul 7 19:03:39 UTC 2018

On 18/06/18 13:20, Michael Brown wrote:
> Yes, I will pick an appropriate patch and push it (with credits to 
> everyone who has also supplied a fix).
> Thank you to everyone who's reported/fixed this.

I have pushed:


I spent some time trying to get __attribute__((nonstring)) to work, as 
inspired by Olaf's patch.  Unfortunately it seems that casting to a 
pointer with __attribute__((nonstring)) doesn't work to silence the 
warning, and the only working approach seemed to require Olaf's original 
modification to PeImage.h.  Since PeImage.h is imported from the EDK2 
codebase, patching it isn't a viable option.

The EDK2 codebase has adopted the use of -Wno-stringop-truncation, so it 
is unlikely that a future version of PeImage.h would specify 
__attribute__((nonstring)) on the relevant field.

Ultimately, using -Wno-stringop-truncation seems to be the cleanest and 
most maintainable solution.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, and sorry for the delay.


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