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Subject[PATCH 20/23] dvb-core: Replace memcpy with struct assignment
This kind of memcpy() is error-prone. Its replacement with a struct
assignment is prefered because it's type-safe and much easier to read.

Found by coccinelle. Hand patched and reviewed.
Tested by compilation only.

A simplified version of the semantic match that finds this problem is as
follows: (

// <smpl>
identifier struct_name;
struct struct_name to;
struct struct_name from;
expression E;
-memcpy(&(to), &(from), E);
+to = from;
// </smpl>

Signed-off-by: Peter Senna Tschudin <>
Signed-off-by: Ezequiel Garcia <>
drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c b/drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c
index 7e92793..c770464 100644
--- a/drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c
+++ b/drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c
@@ -2256,7 +2256,7 @@ static int dvb_frontend_ioctl_legacy(struct file *file,
printk("%s switch command: 0x%04lx\n", __func__, swcmd);
if (dvb_frontend_debug)
- memcpy(&tv[0], &nexttime, sizeof(struct timeval));
+ tv[0] = nexttime;
/* before sending a command, initialize by sending
* a 32ms 18V to the switch

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