Sometimes I read about the term userland and sometimes userspace.

From Wikipedia, it is said that userland is referring userspace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Userland

Is there any difference between the terms userland and userspace?

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    $\begingroup$ As far as I understand, they refer to the same thing. $\endgroup$
    – chi
    Jan 31 '17 at 12:33
  • $\begingroup$ One is a themepark for kernel developers $\endgroup$
    – gardenhead
    Mar 3 '17 at 1:54

Taken from yourdictionary.com

Userland: (computing, informal) A conceptual space outside the kernel in which a user's applications can run without the risk of damage to the operating system.

Userspace: (computing) The area of memory used for a user's applications, etc., as opposed to that reserved for the operating system


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