GNU C Library 2.38 Released With More C2X Features, x86_64 GNU Hurd Support

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 31 July 2023 at 07:46 PM EDT. 10 Comments
Following the release this weekend of GNU Binutils 2.41, another important GNU software project just issued their latest update: the GNU C Library 2.38.

Among the highlights to find with today's GNU C Library (glibc) 2.38 release include:

- Continued enablement around C2X features.

- Support for x86_64 running on GNU Hurd has been added when using GNU Binutils 2.40+ and GCC 13+.

- The strlcpy and strlcat functions have been added that are derived from OpenBSD and expected to be in future POSIX versions.

- A new "--enable-fortify-source" configure option.

- The glibc.pthread.stack_hugetlb tunable has been added to disable Transparent Hugepages (THP) in stack allocations at pthread_create time.

- A variety of bug fixes and at least one security fix.

Downloads and more details on the changes to find with GNU C Library 2.38 via the glibc 2.38 release announcement.
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