|The program origin is WHAT? email@example.com (Phil Jensen) (2000-02-19)|
|From:||Phil Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||19 Feb 2000 00:28:48 -0500|
|Keywords:||architecture, design, comment|
A little trivia question, inspired by reading our trusty moderator's
book _Linkers and Loaders_ ...
Does anyone know where the practice arose of loading 386 binaries at
the totally goofy address 0x8048000 ?
[The 386 has two-level page tables and needs a new 4K page table for each
4M chunk of address space in use. It puts the stack just below the text
segment, which lets most programs run with a single page table. -John]
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