the sector is the smallest addressable unit on a block deviice.
the block is the smallest addressable unit on a file system.
the page size is the smallest unit addressable by the memory management unit.
sector = 512 bytes
block = sector * 2(power 0, 1, 4) = 512 bytes, 1 KB, 4 KB
sector <= block <= page size
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text section: executable code, readonly data
data section: C variables with values, readable and writable
bss section: uninitialized global data
real uid is always that of the user who started the process.
effective uid may change under various rules to allow a process to execute with the rights of different users.
saved uid stores the original effective uid, its value is used in deciding what effective uid values the user may switch to.
filesystem uid which is usually equal to the effective uid, is used for verifying file system access.
IPC mechanism supported by Linux: