What Is Memory Allocation?

October 30, 2023

Memory allocation refers to reserving and maintaining virtual or physical memory for a specific task. It is a crucial task in memory management in operating systems. The task involves dividing memory between processes, programs, and data structures.

Memory allocation optimizes resource usage and prevents memory conflicts between tasks. Examples of memory allocation types include static and dynamic allocation.

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