On x86_64, the RTS needs to allocate memory in the low 2Gb of the address space. On Linux we can do this with MAP_32BIT, but sometimes this doesn't work (#2512) and other OSs don't support it at all (#2063). So to work around this: - Try MAP_32BIT first, if available. - Otherwise, try allocating memory from a fixed address (by default 1Gb) - We now provide an option to configure the address to allocate from. This allows a workaround on machines where the default breaks, and also provides a way for people to test workarounds that we can incorporate in future releases.
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