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Old 2020-10-24, 11:44   #12
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
All memory is physical.

Doesn't stop the term "virtual memory" from being a term which is both useful and widely understood.
I don't mind the term virtual-thread. But it has to be in the right context.

Using LaurV's example counts above: "The OS has 50 virtual threads that it will manage and schedule to the 8 CPU threads. The CPU will then in turn schedule the 8 threads into the 4 cores."

I think that more closely matches the virtual-memory paradigm.

But a virtual core is never correct IMO. We can't allocate cores to some virtual space, we allocate threads.
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