Talk:User space

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Using program language safety[edit]

I'm pretty sure that JX proposed using language-based protection instead of VM separation in a kernel before Unununium (operating system) did, but then I don't actually know when work on the latter started, so I'm not going to change it. JulesH 10:56, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

early user space[edit]

How does user space relate to early user space?

Catleeball (talk) 22:42, 6 June 2017 (UTC) I'd argue that initramfs and early user space fall under the user space umbrella. While it's mainly used for mounting the rootfs, kernel modules, LVM logical volumes, etc, it operates as user space would. [1]



I suggest this article should be renamed to kernel space and user space. --Octra Bond (talk) 03:17, 18 April 2011 (UTC)


The term Userland usually refers to the various programs and libraries that the rest of the operating system uses to interact with the kernel The Template:Infobox OS contains the term userland. An example from Debian are the GNU Core Utilities. But what about libraries to interact with the Kernel? Is D-Bus such an IPC? Or the C standard library or uClibc? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Echinacin35 (talkcontribs) 09:40, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Utter Bullshit[edit]

This article is totally hosed and utter bullshit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:21, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Fixed lede. User:Dreamer (aka Mark) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:37, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
How so? -- Evilninja (talk) 21:48, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

"User land", "User mode", "User space"[edit]

What's the difference between these three things? The lead section should clarify this. This article is really poorly written at the moment anyway, too. (talk) 05:29, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

User space is an area of memory. Userland is a context within which code executes. "User mode" might be some value that a particular operating system attaches to how it keeps track of programs maybe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:6000:3AC3:8E00:4825:47AD:FFA:D039 (talk) 20:52, 10 June 2017 (UTC)