• Unit 6: Memory Management

    Memory is the oil that keeps the computer running smoothly. It is present in various forms throughout the entire computer system. As software developers, it is absolutely essential to have a solid understanding of the role memory plays so that you are able to efficiently use memory in your programs, as well as understand what is going on "under the hood" should a problem arise. We will discuss the role of memory in an Operating System, first with an overview of the memory hierarchy and how memory and the OS interact with each other. Next, we will move on to discussing how memory is allocated for different purposes. Finally, we will discuss the two main topics regarding memory access: segmentation and paging.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 11 hours.