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Solaris™ Internals: Core Kernel Components by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

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Appendix B. Kernel Virtual Address Maps

In this appendix, we illustrate the allocation- and location-specific information for the segments that constitute the Solaris 7 kernel address space.

The kernel address space is represented by the address space pointed to by the system object, kas. The segment drivers manage the manipulation of the segments within the kernel address space. Figure B.1 illustrates the architecture.

Figure B.1. Kernel Address Space and Segments

You can look at the kernel address space with the as adb macro, using the kernel address space pointer. The as macro will show the kernel address space and the pointer to the list of ...

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