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X86 Memory Segmentation - Real Mode
... While real mode segments are always 64 KiB long, the practical effect is only that no segment can be longer than 64 KiB, rather than that every segment must be 64 KiB long ... could be defined to be smaller than 64 KiB, it would still be entirely up to the programs to coordinate and keep within the bounds of their segments, as any program ... Since all segments are 64 KiB long, this explains the huge overlap that can occur between segments and that any location in the linear memory address space can be accessed with many segmentoffset pairs ...
Page Size Extension - Operation
... page translation scheme, where the control register CR3 points to a single 4 KiB long page directory, which is divided into 1024 x 4 byte entries that point to 4 KiB long page tables ...

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