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Old 03-09-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Segment:Offset addressing scheme

What I don't understand about this scheme is first of all why they would use it. If there are overlaps and more numbers in this scheme why not use the absolute address of everything. Second of all, what is the "segment" and the "offset"? Why are they called that and what is there significance?
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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No one knows :O. Or am I in the wrong section...
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Segment:Offset addressing scheme

This probably should be moved to the programming section....
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:06 AM   #4
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The segment address inside the descriptor table entry has a length of 24 bits so The 386 processor also uses 32 bit values for the address offset. ...
segment arithmetic because Windows implements a software virtual memory scheme,
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