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doc: note that buf.buffer's contents might differ

This bit me in a personal project since I had no reason to read the
`buf.byteOffset` docs, so point readers there explicitly.

PR-URL: #29651
Reviewed-By: Anna Henningsen <>
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strugee authored and MylesBorins committed Sep 22, 2019
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@@ -1025,6 +1025,9 @@ console.log(buf.toString('ascii'));
* {ArrayBuffer} The underlying `ArrayBuffer` object based on
which this `Buffer` object is created.

This `ArrayBuffer` is not guaranteed to correspond exactly to the original
`Buffer`. See the notes on `buf.byteOffset` for details.

const arrayBuffer = new ArrayBuffer(16);
const buffer = Buffer.from(arrayBuffer);

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