- kernel handle
- kernel mode
The privileged processor mode in which NT-based operating system executive code runs. A driver or thread running in kernel mode has access to system memory and hardware.
- kernel space
A block of virtual memory, dedicated to the use of kernel-mode code. Generally, the kernel space is a range of high-order virtual addresses around one to two gigabytes in size.
- kernel streaming object
An individual kernel streaming component represented to a client as a file object. Includes filters, pins, clocks, and allocators.
For more information, see the topic FILE_OBJECT.
- kernel transaction manager (KTM)
A transaction management service that enables you to create a transaction processing system (TPS) in user mode or kernel mode (or both). For more information about KTM, see Using Kernel Transaction Manager.
- key object
An object type defined by the configuration manager that represents an entry in the registry database. Each instance of a key object represents a registry node, that is, part of a registry path to a set of subkeys, or it contains value entries.
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