What's your problem then ?
Posted Oct 15, 2007 13:13 UTC (Mon) by mgedmin
In reply to: What's your problem then ?
Parent article: Memory part 3: Virtual Memory
I do not think the work "mapping" means what you think it means, at least in the context of this article.
Here's what the manual page of mmap says: "mmap() creates a new mapping in the virtual address space of the calling process. The starting address for the new mapping is specified in start. The length argument specifies the length of the mapping."
That's how I understand "mapping": a contiguous range of virtual memory addresses in the address space of a particular process.
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