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In the picture below the shouldn't the (shared memory + private memory) equal the real memory? Am I reading this wrong? What else constitutes the real memory size? I assumed that shared memory was real memory and private memory was real memory.

Thanks in advance :-)

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The accepted answer to this question (and the associated links) defines the terms and also offers some explanation which may help.

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  • I appreciate the answer, I still couldn't find whether are not real is shared + private or some variant of that. But that did help :-) I understand it is roughly that, but I was looking for something definitive. +1 though for finding that :-) – rubixibuc Feb 7 '12 at 22:25

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