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Re: difference between virtual address and linear address
On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 12:01:39PM -0500, kamesh jayachandran wrote:
> It may be a trivial question.Now I got confused by the two terms virtual
> address and linear address.Can anyone throw some light on this.
x86 boxes support both segmentation and paging.
CS:IP = segmented address
After doing the appropriate transformations, you get a linear address.
And once you look up the linear address in a page table, you get
the physical address.
Linear address makes sense even when paging is disabled. If paging
is enabled, linear = virtual.