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    SubjectRE: [PATCH] mm: mmap() sometimes succeeds even if the region to map is invalid.
    > The detail of these problems is as follows:

    > 1. mmap() succeeds even if "offset" argument is a negative value, although
    > it should return EINVAL in such case.

    > In such case, it is actually regarded as big positive value
    > because the type of "off" is "unsigned long" in the kernel.
    > For example, off=-4096 (-0x1000) is regarded as
    > off = 0xfffffffffffff000 (x86_64) and as off = 0xfffff000 (x86).
    > It results in mapping too big offset region.

    It is not true always.

    Considering your example, say if page size is 4k, then PAGE_MASK = 0xFFF
    hence (off & ~PAGE_MASK) will be true and " -EINVAL" will be returned.

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