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If my understanding of this is correct, then off is the offset within the
first page (i.e. off is always smaller than PAGE_SIZE).
vmsplice(): the making of a local root exploit
Posted Feb 12, 2008 22:48 UTC (Tue) by jd (guest, #26381)
If it's just casting, then fixing an unexploitable casting bug is tidier than leaving it,
explicitly states intention, and prevents these souped-up aggressive optimizing compilers used
on the kernel from optimizing in a problem sometime down the road. On the other hand,
unnecessary changes introduce risks of adding as many problems as they fix.
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