Why Steam fails [VirtualAlloc]
rob at codeweavers.com
Sun Dec 11 12:36:42 CST 2005
Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:
> 3. Fedora default prelink flags are:
> # Options to pass to prelink
> # -m Try to conserve virtual memory by allowing overlapping
> # assigned virtual memory slots for libraries which
> # never appear together in one binary
> # -R Randomize virtual memory slot assignments for libraries.
> # This makes it slightly harder for various buffer overflow
> # attacks, since library addresses will be different on each
> # host using -R.
> I haven't changed those... should I?
Remove the R option from above. That will cause you to have a VM layout
with less gaps and more contiguous memory. If this still doesn't work,
you will have to look at /proc/<pid>/maps to see why the address space
is so fragmented.
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