[PATCH] fix for process virtual size display

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@ieee.org
Mon May 19 22:08:00 GMT 2003

Joe Buehler wrote:
> Does anyone on the list know what "reserved" memory means in Windows?  What
> does the kernel actually allocate?  Is there just a few bytes indicating the
> the memory range is "reserved"?  Or are page tables allocated for the reserved
> memory?  Or????
> --
> Joe Buehler


MEM_RESERVE Reserves a range of the process's virtual address space without 
allocating any actual physical storage in memory or in the paging file on disk. 
Other memory allocation functions, such as malloc and LocalAlloc, cannot use a 
reserved range of memory until it is released.


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