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Swapping

  1. Peter J. Denning

Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse968

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Denning, P. J. 2008. Swapping. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1.

Author Information

  1. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

Abstract

Swapping is a general term for exchanging blocks of program code or data between main and secondary memory.

Keywords:

  • operating systems;
  • virtual memory;
  • context switching