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Old 06-15-2006, 03:26 AM   #1
halturata
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Where is the Linux kernel loaded into memory?


Hi there,

I was wondering where in the physical memory is the linux kernel being loaded at boot time - in the upper or in the lower part. I mean does it fills the memory upwards from address 0x00000000 or downwards from 0xFFFFFFFF?
In the proc filesystem I saw that kernel code resides from 0x00000000 to 0x00127ffb but I'm not sure wheather these are virtual or physical memory addresses.
And is there a way to see where in virtual/physical memory is a device driver loaded?

I'll be glad to hear an expert opinion
Thanks a lot in advance.

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Old 06-15-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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Homework perhaps?
 
Old 06-15-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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If you mean on x86, I suggest you look at (from a kernel tree): Documentation/i386/boot.txt
 
  


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