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When they say process memory usage, what does this actually mean, i.e. what does this memory consist of? There are different kinds of memory, such as Shared Memory, Memory-mapped file, virtual memory size of the process, etc, but can somebody list here all memory types that process memory usage consist of?

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depends on the tool you are using to get the stats. Process explorer includes metrics like WorkingSet, virtual size, private bytes, etc, covering both physical and virtual memory. its entirely up to whoever wrote the utility you are using as to how to calculate and present the stats. –  Frank Thomas May 23 '13 at 15:32
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