Bug 53144 - use -fPIE
Summary: use -fPIE
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/DDX/Xorg (show other bugs)
Version: 7.7 (2012.06)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-05 18:03 UTC by wbrana
Modified: 2018-12-13 18:29 UTC (History)
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Description wbrana 2012-08-05 18:03:13 UTC
server is compiled with -fPIC
server could be compiled with -fPIE which can improve performance
Comment 1 Alan Coopersmith 2012-08-05 18:12:43 UTC
Settings like that are made by autoconf & automake - to even consider it, we'd
need an autoconf rule that enabled it only when building with a compiler that 
supports it on a platform that it's useful on, and didn't break other platforms
or compilers.   The X server has the additional complication that we'd need to
figure out how to adjust the automake Makefile.am's to use PIC for files going
into shared objects and only use PIE on files used exclusively in building the
server executables themselves (the X server build is a horrific mix of both,
all over the place in the directory structure).
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2018-12-13 18:29:01 UTC
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