OS161 TLB Miss and Page Fault

Now we've set up user address space, it's time to handle TLB/page faults. Note that there is a difference between TLB and page faults:

  • TLB fault means the hardware don't know how to translate a virtual address since the translation didn't present in any TLB entry. So the hardware raise a TLB fault to let the kernel decide how to translate that address.

  • Page fault means the user program tries to access a page that is not in memory, either not yet allocated or swapped out.

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