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Dictionary of Debugging: User Space

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

User Space

The linear range of memory addresses, a sub-interval of a memory space, that computational process instructions can potentially read values from. For example, for a memory space [0, M] the user space can have the range of [0, N] addresses, where N < M, as illustrated on the following diagram valid for most of contemporary operating systems:

The memory contents might not be available for specific memory regions of a user space.



Also: memory space, memory dump, memory region, user dump, kernel dump, complete dump, physical memory, virtual memory, kernel space, generalized user space.

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