Why Steam fails [VirtualAlloc]
ivg2 at cornell.edu
Mon Dec 5 03:23:39 CST 2005
>>> ...which doesn't happen in your test program as it doesn't use as
>>> many. Remember that it takes only one page of memory sitting at the
>>> wrong virtual memory address to divide the available contiguous
>>> addresses in half. I would suggest playing around with the prelink
>>> tool to put dynamic libraries in better positions in memory.
>> I can take a look, but this is a Fedora Rawhide machine, which should
>> run prelink nightly.
> I found our mmap - reserve area handling to be problematic for
> low memory machines...
> You can try disabling it (just check libs/wine/mmap.c, mmap_init()
> and change the first #if to #if 0.)
Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't help. I don't think this is a
low-memory machine - it has plenty of memory (1G + 512 swap), and most
if it is unused. The gnome resource monitor shows 30-40% usage, and it
doesn't spike at all when steam is used.
I see some libraries didn't prelink in the log, so I'll try Rob's
suggestion, and see if prelink helps things. I am not optimistic though
- I've seen this problem for a long time...
More information about the wine-devel