Memory - Page Fault Exception

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A page fault occurs when the (kernel|processor) needs a page, finds it doesn't exist in physical memory because it has been paged-out, and re-reads it in from disk.



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Instruction - Exception

An exception is an event that occurs when: when an instruction causes an error. Example: an attempt to divide by zero generates an exception overflow at a breakpoints Some types of exceptions...
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Virtual Memory - Page (memory page|virtual page|chunk)

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A transfer of pages between main memory (RAM) and an secondary storage such as hard disk drive, is referred to as paging or swapping. It's the ability to use the disk to extend the amount of RAM available....

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