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-<previous description obsolete, deleted>
-
-Virtual memory map with 4 level page tables:
-
-0000000000000000 - 00007fffffffffff (=47 bits) user space, different per mm
-hole caused by [48:63] sign extension
-ffff800000000000 - ffff80ffffffffff (=40 bits) guard hole
-ffff880000000000 - ffffc7ffffffffff (=64 TB) direct mapping of all phys. memory
-ffffc80000000000 - ffffc8ffffffffff (=40 bits) hole
-ffffc90000000000 - ffffe8ffffffffff (=45 bits) vmalloc/ioremap space
-ffffe90000000000 - ffffe9ffffffffff (=40 bits) hole
-ffffea0000000000 - ffffeaffffffffff (=40 bits) virtual memory map (1TB)
-... unused hole ...
-ffffffff80000000 - ffffffffa0000000 (=512 MB) kernel text mapping, from phys 0
-ffffffffa0000000 - fffffffffff00000 (=1536 MB) module mapping space
-
-The direct mapping covers all memory in the system up to the highest
-memory address (this means in some cases it can also include PCI memory
-holes).
-
-vmalloc space is lazily synchronized into the different PML4 pages of
-the processes using the page fault handler, with init_level4_pgt as
-reference.
-
-Current X86-64 implementations only support 40 bits of address space,
-but we support up to 46 bits. This expands into MBZ space in the page tables.
-
--Andi Kleen, Jul 2004