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Old 1st August 2008
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> It's amd64.

i believe you weren't getting the array too big error from gcc because of the much larger address space on a 64 bit OS (as opposed to 4GB on a 32 bit m/c).

obviously, the array allocation will fail because you don't actually have 3725GB of RAM.

> I haven't gotten into malloc and free much yet

Checkout the man page for malloc(3):
$ man 3 malloc

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