commit 33ee3b2e2eb9b4b6c64dcf9ed66e2ac3124e748c upstream.
1. simple_strto*() do not contain overflow checks and crufty,
libc way to indicate failure.
2. strict_strto*() also do not have overflow checks but the name and
comments pretend they do.
3. Both families have only "long long" and "long" variants,
but users want strtou8()
4. Both "simple" and "strict" prefixes are wrong:
Simple doesn't exactly say what's so simple, strict should not exist
because conversion should be strict by default.
The solution is to use "k" prefix and add convertors for more types.
Include runtime testsuite (somewhat incomplete) as well.
strict_strto*() become deprecated, stubbed to kstrto*() and
eventually will be removed altogether.
Use kstrto*() in code today!
Note: on some archs _kstrtoul() and _kstrtol() are left in tree, even if
they'll be unused at runtime. This is temporarily solution,
because I don't want to hardcode list of archs where these
functions aren't needed. Current solution with sizeof() and
__alignof__ at least always works.
Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>