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HP-UX 11i Internals by Chris Moore, Chris Cooper

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Building the Logical Map

Now that we have muddied the waters of a process's view of memory a bit, we need to stop and consider how these various mapping strategies may be tied to a specific process. The header in a program file contains information regarding the various magic options used during the compile; the kernel takes these into consideration as it sets up the process and kthread environment. Figure 5-8 presents a model of the logical and virtual address spaces.

Figure 5-8. The Process Logical Address Space

The various options we have discussed dictate where in the virtual map the various memory objects of a process may be allocated. It ...

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