World of Warcraft (WoW) patch/more address space layout stuff

Tomas Carnecky tom at
Tue May 30 09:08:42 CDT 2006

Mike Hearn wrote:
> It's a bug in WoW itself, it relies upon the exact way NT maps memory
> which is different to how Linux does it. I guess they are storing
> information in the high bits of a pointer somewhere or some similar
> trick.

Since WoW also runs on MacOSX, how does the memory layout on MacOSX
differ from NT and Linux? Maybe that's the reason why they won't do a
Linux port: because they rely on a certain memory layout and the code
can't be changed that easily.


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