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developerWorks: Explore the Linux Memory Model

Jan 26, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vikram Shukla)

"Understanding the memory models used in Linux is the first step to grasping Linux design and implementation on a grander scale, so this gives you an introductory-level tour of Linux memory models and management.

"Linux uses the monolithic approach that defines a set of primitives or system calls to implement operating system services such as process management, concurrency, and memory management in several modules that run in supervisor mode. And although Linux maintains the segment control unit model as a symbolic representation for compatibility purposes, it uses this model at a minimal level..."

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