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Meaning of CODE SEGMENT

 
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(intel 8086 CS) The area of memory containing the machine code instructions of an executing program. unix, confusingly, calls this the text segment. The code segment of a program may be shared between multiple processes running that code so long as none of them tries to modify it.

Other segments are the data segment and, in Unix, the bss segment.

 

 

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