Re: [PATCH 2.6] fix mprotect() with len=(size_t)(-1) to return -ENOMEM

From: Ingo Oeser
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 17:05:23 EST

Hi Arjan,

You wrote:
> shouldn't we just fix the alignment code instead that the overflow case
> doesn't align to 0???
> that sounds really odd.

How? You have to align and you are out of bits for representing the
next number. What is the next number you can round to? "null" right!

Just remember that integer math with limited bits is always ring math ;-)

I love to abuse this for buffers and save an if.


Ingo Oeser

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