definition of mapping
Posted Oct 12, 2007 17:07 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Memory part 3: Virtual Memory
Parent article: Memory part 3: Virtual Memory
It's not even shorthand; it's just the nonspecific meaning of the word "mapping." Relating 10 virtual pages to 10 real pages is a mapping; relating one of those real pages to one of those real pages is also a mapping. One could legitimately call an entire page table a mapping.
The text elides a great deal about the process of loading an executable; if it gave proper context, it would probably be more clear that it isn't referring to individual page mappings.
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