O'Reilly logo

Solaris™ Internals: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture, Second Edition by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

A. Kernel Virtual Address Maps

In this appendix, we illustrate the allocation- and location-specific information for the segments that constitute the Solaris 10 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 A.1 illustrates the architecture.

Figure A.1. Kernel Address Space and Segments

image

You can look at the kernel address space with the as seg walker and D command, using the kernel address space pointer. The seg walker will show the kernel address space segments and the ::seg ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required