Structural Memory Patterns (Part 6)

Another important pattern category is Memory Hierarchy. Typical examples include a complete memory dump with a physical to virtual mapping and paged out memory. Please note that page file is optional and paging can be implemented without a page file. There can be several layers of hierarchy, for example:

  1. physical memory
  2. virtualized physical memory
  3. virtual memory

Another example is from the protected mode x86 architecture:

  1. physical memory
  2. linear memory (paging, virtual)
  3. logical memory (segments)

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