Wine: HEAP_CreateSystemHeap Error

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at
Wed Jun 15 06:14:42 GMT 2005

On 6/15/05, Edward West <edward-west at> wrote:
> Whenever I use Wine to run a Windows executable, the following error
> shows up:
> err:heap:HEAP_CreateSystemHeap system heap base address 0x80000000 not
> available
> Some programs will then hang, though others will execute normally.
> I am running FreeBSD 5.3 RELEASE.  The Wine version is 20050524.  I
> cvsup'ed my ports tree before building and installing the Wine port, but
> I didn't portupgrade.
> Some Linux users have gotten the same error and were able to fix it by
> recompiling their kernels to support processes that need more than 2GB
> of memory.  I didn't think this should be necessary for FreeBSD.
> The bug report (which talks about the 2GB issue ) for this error is:
> I would be satisfied just to know if there is an earlier version without
> this problem that runs on 5.3.
> Thank you for any help you can provide.

Wondering if specifying MAXDSIZ in your kernel and/or "limit memoryuse
unlimited" may be of any help?


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