amd64 process sizes

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Sun Mar 23 10:43:28 UTC 2008

Just in case anyone is tempted to try this:

On 2007-Sep-07 10:28:08 +1000, I wrote:
>Can anyone suggest a technical reason[1] for not applying the following
>patch to remove the 1MB "max page size":
>Index: /usr/src/contrib/binutils/ld/emulparams/
>RCS file: /usr/ncvs/src/contrib/binutils/ld/emulparams/,v
>retrieving revision
>diff -u -r1.1.1.6
>--- /usr/src/contrib/binutils/ld/emulparams/       16 Jun 2004 05:45:40 -0000
>+++ /usr/src/contrib/binutils/ld/emulparams/       7 Sep 2007 00:20:31 -0000
>@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
> OUTPUT_FORMAT="elf64-x86-64"
> TEXT_START_ADDR=0x400000
> ARCH="i386:x86-64"

For reasons I don't understand, this breaks Firefox and
in 7.0-STABLE:  After rebuilding world and all ports with this change,
both get SIGSEGV in whilst (or just after) loading the
last .so that is part of the executable.  None of my other ports seem

Peter Jeremy
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