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What is segmented memory management?


Segmented memory is the only memory management technique that does not provide the user's program with a 'linear and contiguous address space. Segments are areas of memory that usually correspond to a logical grouping of information such as a code procedure or a data array. Segments require hardware support in the form of a segment table which usually contains the physical address of the segment in memory, its size, and other data such as access protection bits and status

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