Memory Segment - Offset - (Relative|Effective) address

> Computer System > Computer - Memory (Physical memory) > Memory - Segment

1 - About

The offset is the second part of a logical address that permits to locate an Address inside a memory segment

A offset is not an address but the (distance|id) of this Address from the start of a memory segment starting at 0.

An offset is also known as:

  • an effective address
  • an address offset

It's the id of the address inside the memory segment

Advertising

3 - Management

3.1 - See

You get the offset in the output of an hexdump generally in the first column.

4 - Documentation / Reference