Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st May 2014 10:18 UTC
OpenBSD

OpenBSD 5.5 has been released. As usual, the list of changes goes way beyond my comfort zone - I'm not exactly into the world of BSD - but I'm pretty sure that those that use OpenBSD aren't interested in oversimplified nonsense from people like me anyway.

As always, get it on CD-ROM (I love typing that in this day and age), or straight from a mirror.

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RE: Something special in 5.5
by Drumhellar on Thu 1st May 2014 11:56 UTC in reply to "Something special in 5.5"
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According to the Wikipedia page, NetBSD 6.0 (released Oct 2012) has remedied it. It uses a 64-bit value in 32- and 64-bit versions, and provides a compatibility layer for older apps that expect a 32-bit unsigned integer.

OpenBSD does the same, but doesn't provide a compatibility layer for apps that expect 32-bit values.

The Linux x32 ABI (for running 32-bit apps within x86 64-bit Long mode) uses a 64-bit integer, also.

The Wiki also says most 64-bit Unix systems use a 64-bit value.

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