Process - address space
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The address space used by a process is a virtual (memory) address space.
When the memory was still not virtual, in the first computers, the amount of available RAM had to be greater than the address space of the largest application to be run; otherwise, the application would fail with an “out of memory” error.
The address space of a process is the number of unique addresses needed to hold both:
See also: Process - Memory
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|Application Memory Needs||Size (bytes)|
|Data storage and I/O buffers||5000|
|Total to be able to run||15000|
This 15000 byte requirement is known as the application address space