mmap() returned memory outside 2Gb - GHC on ubuntu hardy amd64

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Mon Nov 17 10:03:53 EST 2008

Rahul Kapoor wrote:
> I cannot get GHC to work on a fresh ubuntu hardy machine:
> On installing using the package manager I get an error when
> running ghci:
>  "R_X86_64_32S relocation out of range:" - similar to
>, but that bug is
> FreeBSD specific.
> I decided to install the binary distribution: after which running
> ghci fails with error:
> GHCi, version 6.10.1:  :? for help
> ghc: internal error: mmap() returned memory outside 2Gb
>     (GHC version 6.10.1 for x86_64_unknown_linux)
>     Please report this as a GHC bug:
> Aborted
> I Added issues #2779 to Trac for the second case.
> Are there any possible work arounds for these problems?

I've made a speculative fix.  If you're able to test it, that would be very 


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