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Linux® Kernel Primer, The: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures by Steven Smolski, Gordon Fischer, Claudia Salzberg Rodriguez

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Chapter 4. Memory Management

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Memory management is the method by which an application running on a computer accesses memory through a combination of hardware and software manipulation. The job of the memory management subsystem is to allocate available memory to requesting processes and to deallocate the memory from a process as it releases it, keeping track of memory as it is handled.

The operating system lifespan can ...

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