Debugging Tools for Windows


page table
A process-specific table that maps virtual memory addresses to physical memory addresses.

Page Table Entry (PTE)
An item in the page table.

paged pool
A portion of system memory that can be paged to disk.

Note that this term does not only refer to memory that actually has actually been paged out to the disk — it includes any memory that the operating system is permitted to page.

A virtual memory operation in which the memory manager transfers pages from memory to disk when physical memory becomes full. A page fault occurs when a thread accesses a page that is not in memory.

parent symbol
A symbol that is contains in other symbols, for example, a structure contains its member.

See also child symbol.

For more information, see Scopes and Symbol Groups.

primary client
A client object that has joined the current debugging session.

For more information, see Client Objects.

process server
An instance of the debugger engine acting as a proxy, listening for connections from smart client and performing memory, processor, or Windows operations as requested by these remote clients.

See also debugging server.

For more information, see Process Servers (User Mode) and Process Server and Smart Client.

processor breakpoint
A breakpoint that is implemented by the processor. The debugger engine instructs the target's processor to insert this breakpoint.

See also software breakpoint.

For more information, see Using Breakpoints or Breakpoints.

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