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Virtual memory: principle of locality

Why is the principle of locality crucial to the use of virtual memory?

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In a virtual memory system only a small subset of a process image is kept in physical memory at any given instance of time. A couple of frames in physical memory hold this subset (of code and data) of this ...

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Solution discusses both the situations - when the principle of locality is followed, and when it is not.