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S. ScargallProgramming Persistent Memoryhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4932-1_4

4. Fundamental Concepts of Persistent Memory Programming

Steve Scargall1 
Santa Clara, CA, USA

In Chapter 3, you saw how operating systems expose persistent memory to applications as memory-mapped files. This chapter builds on this fundamental model and examines the programming challenges that arise. Understanding these challenges is an essential part of persistent memory programming, especially when designing a strategy for recovery after application interruption due to issues like crashes and power failures. However, do not let these challenges deter you from persistent memory programming! Chapter 5 describes how to leverage existing solutions ...

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