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paging vs segmentation

aakash bose
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What are the differences b/w paging and segmentation in operating system?? How do we know when OS uses paging and when it uses segmentation?? Please explain with examples.
Amit Ghorpade
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What is your understanding about pagination and segmentation?
If you ask me they are no where related in a "is A better than B" question.


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Peter Johnson
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Perhaps reading these wikipedia articles will help you get started:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paging
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_segmentation


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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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