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   Linux FAQ > 5. File Systems, Disks, and Drives
Question:  5.16. What Is /proc/kcore?
Answer:

None of the files in /proc are really there—they're all, "pretend," files made up by the kernel, to give you information about the system and don't take up any hard disk space.

/proc/kcore is like an "alias" for the memory in your computer. Its size is the same as the amount of RAM you have, and if you read it as a file, the kernel does memory reads.


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