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SubjectRe: Is the Linux memory 'flat' ?
On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Meir Dukhan wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Beeing Linux a 32 bits OS, does it means _necessary_ that the memory
> space of a process is 'flat' ? That is continuous, with no need
> of far/near stuff.

We don't want to call it "flat", but "linear". "Flat" implies two
dimensions, an X and a Y, like a segmented address structure. Linear
implies only 1 dimension. Therefore, it would appropriately be called a
"linear" address space. But, to answer your question, yes, it is
continuous, no far/near addressing, segments, etc.

Derrik Pates
dpates@cavern.nmsu.edu
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