What is page table entry size?

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Pankaj Mahato

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I found this example.

Consider a system with a 32-bit logical address space. If the page size in such a system is 4 KB (2^12), then a page table may consist of up to 1 million entries (2^32/2^12). Assuming that each entry consists of 4 bytes, each process may need up to 4 MB of physical address space for the page table alone.
What is the meaning of each entry consists of 4 bytes and why each process may need up to 4 MB of physical address space for the page table?

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