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Solaris transition to LP64 model

Caryl Takvorian
Principal Software Engineer

Alan, one of our Solaris technical leads, has written-up a very comprehensive article on Solaris increased use of 64bit which should be of interest to anyone developing software for Solaris or looking at addressing the year 2038 wrap-around issue.

After providing some tips and advice on what a software developer should pay attention to in order to accompany Solaris in its transition to the LP64 model, Alan gives some practical examples that he himself followed when he delivered Xorg as LP64 binaries in Solaris, for both SPARC and x86

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