Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    BSS - Block Started by Symbol

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    An editor has 100 KB of program text, 30 KB of initialized data, and 50 KB of BSS (Block started by symbol). The initial stack is 10 KB. Suppose that three copies of this editor are started simultaneously. How much physical memory is needed (a) is shared text is used, and (b) if it is not?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:56 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/computer-science/memory-management/bss-block-started-by-symbol-19233

    Solution Preview

    Code Segment:
    <br>
    <br>It's the area of memory containing the machine code instructions of a program. The code segment of a program may be shared between multiple processes running that code so long as none of them tries to modify it.
    <br>
    <br>Data segment:
    <br>It's the range of memory locations where the initialized ...

    Solution Summary

    An editor has 100 KB of program text, 30 KB of initialized data, and 50 KB of BSS (Block started by symbol). The initial stack is 10 KB. Suppose that three copies of this editor are started simultaneously. How much physical memory is needed (a) is shared text is used, and (b) if it is not?

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT