GATE | GATE-CS-2001 | Question 20

Where does the swap space reside?
(A) RAM
(B) Disk
(C) ROM
(D) On-chip cache


Answer: (B)

Explanation: Swap space is an area on disk that temporarily holds a process memory image.   When memory is full and process needs memory, inactive  parts of process are put in swap space of disk.

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